[squeak-dev] New macintosh vm builder & maintainer: Esteban Lorenzano

Edgar J. De Cleene edgardec2005 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 14:23:45 UTC 2010

On 11/21/10 11:42 PM, "John M McIntosh" <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com>

> Ten years back I took over the role of maintaining the Macintosh VM from John
> Maloney. Dan Ingalls wrote a letter of responsibility for me, which I accepted
> and have strived to carry forward.
> But it's time to assume a different role and I have asked Esteban Lorenzano
> to take over the build responsibility. Some of you know him already from his
> role in building Mars for Squeak, his presentations at ESUG conferences, and
> the awards he has won for his technical innovations.
> It's been a fun decade & three month, lots of versions were created, Apple
> unlike other other OS providers has driven lots of change and excitement, now
> they look forward to an OS-X app store, so it's time for someone new and eager
> to figure out how to address that.  Over that decade we've moved from 68040
> based machines, thru PowerPC to MacIntel, and from OS-9 thru 7 generations of
> OS-X.
> On Jan 1st 2011 (or earlier) I  will no longer do builds or officially support
> the macintosh VM, I will of course help Esteban thru any difficulties in the
> migration of responsibilities, and I'll forward that letter from Dan, it's
> steeped with responsibility, a bit of honour, expectations of hours (decades?)
> of work, and I assure Esteban a great journey. Today for Esteban I
> consolidated folders of Squeak VM build memories which came to nearly 6GB of
> stuff, fortunately most of it is obsolete because of the Cocoa os-x V5
> rewrite. 
> I thank the community for bearing with me for the good times and the rough
> times as I fought the daemons of operating system change, no doubt I'll watch
> how things progress, yet the responsibility for what happens will lie
> elsewhere. 
> Some close friends have asked am I giving up Squeak & Smalltalk? No it's just
> a change of pace, I'll be around to poke at interesting issues, and at this
> time I welcome any paid consulting (Smalltalk or iOS), email me if you have
> leads...
> Over the years, Viewpoints Research Institute, ESUG and others have provide
> some funding for this work, I thank them for their contributions.
> Any message of thanks should be send to my wife of 27 years cordelia at mac.com
> who has diligently support my contributions to the Smalltalk community and as
> a non computer person always wondered why?  For Sophie we had a saying: "For
> the betterment of mankind" . For the folks who worked on Smalltalk, Sophie,
> and the OLPC they know why we do this.
> To the other VM maintainers I thank them for them for the trust that I would
> do the right thing, so for Squeak onward we go....
> -
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> John M. McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com>   Twitter:  squeaker68882
> Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.  http://www.smalltalkconsulting.com
> ===========================================================================
It's the way life go on, miss you and say MUCHAS GRACIAS JOHN.
And  of course, welcome Esteban


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