[squeak-dev] I'm running

Edgar J. De Cleene edgardec2005 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 12:40:13 UTC 2011

On 3/28/11 9:18 AM, "Chris Cunnington" <smalltalktelevision at gmail.com>

> If it's not too late, I'd like to run for the board.
> It's a pity Andreas is not standing again. With him you always felt
> Squeak had a bright future. He's inspiring.
> My platform is:
> modularity: I'd like to see a small, bootable image. Eliot said some
> great things about his exploration of MicroSqueak. I think that may be
> the way to go.
> greater amity with Pharo and VPRI: I don't advocate adopting their code
> willy-nilly. But I think we should all be aware of what Cola, Worlds,
> OMeta, PetitParser, Opal, and Ocean are. The more aware we are of other
> people's work, then the more informed we can be about what kind of
> Squeak to make.
> A few things about me. In the past 18 months I've put seven hours of
> movies on YouTube. I went to the Deep Into Smalltalk school two weeks
> ago in Lille. I'll be going to ESUG in August.
> my stake: I'm building a simple page maker called GreenNeon, which is a
> Seaside 2.6 canvas with an HttpView2 core. It's four class categories.
> With WebClient/WebServer (as a fifth) you have all you need to make web
> pages. I'm rewriting SMServer in GreenNeon, as an exercise to assure
> myself GreenNeon does all I need. I'll be doing something business-y in
> 2012 with GreenNeon. I figure a host where people used Monticello to
> deploy web pages would be cool. The code is uploaded to the repo and
> automatically loaded into the image. So, you'd press Save, press refresh
> on your browser, and then see  you're site online.
> documentation: I'm all about this. I'll be making more movies, but maybe
> not on YouTube. And I figure I'll be reaching out to the C++/ Java world
> with a tag line like:
> Want to be a better C++/Java programmer?
> Build a webiste in Smalltalk.
> smalltalktelevision.com
> That kind of thing.
> So that's what I'm about. I'd like to be on the board. I'd benefit
> hugely from it. And, if I may say, I think I can curb the slight
> insularity of our community just by sitting in on the meetings. A lack
> of technical expertise is not our problem, I'd say.
> Oh, one more thing. A few years ago I'd have said Seaside was the future
> of Smalltalk. I don't believe that anymore: the future of Smalltalk is
> Smalltalk.
> Thanks for your time,
> Chris

It's a best candidate platform and my vote goes for you.


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