[squeak-dev] Procedure for condensing sources

Levente Uzonyi leves at elte.hu
Sun Feb 13 01:49:13 UTC 2011

On Sat, 12 Feb 2011, Chris Muller wrote:

>>> We should also condense the sources file and remove deprecated
>>> methods.  We're early in the cycle, this is a good time to "break"
>>> code still using 3.9Deprecated methods.
>> IMHO condensing should be done before the release. It's not possible to tell
>> a 4.2 image to use a different sources file without changing it.
>> For 4.3 it doesn't worth condensing now, because we will do further changes,
>> which would generate cruft in the file (compared to condensing before the
>> release).
> Each release should be able to present it's deltas to the prior
> release.  That is not cruft.

The cruft would appear in the 4.3 release if we would condense the sources 
now and ship 4.3 with these condensed sources. If we wait till the release 
of 4.3, then the condensed sources will be smaller, because those won't 
include the code removed during the developement of 4.3.



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