[squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Tue Jan 15 15:48:09 UTC 2019


That's great, thank you for stepping forward :-)


On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 11:23:37PM +0800, Ben Coman wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jan 2019 at 00:24, Ron Teitelbaum <ron at usmedrec.com> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > It's that time again.
> >
> After years of watching, this year I signed up to vote for the first time!
> A personal development program I'm involved in made me realize I've been
> keeping myself on the sidelines
> since the election normally takes care of itself - but my complacency
> disconnects me from my community.
> So I signed up. I would encourage anyone else lurking to also do so.  It
> really didn't hurt.
> And then someone encouraged me to nominate.
> My first thought was "no, I'm more involved with Pharo".
> Then after consideration I realized who I am is someone concerned with the
> continuation of Squeak
> and with a foot in both camps I may have something of value to offer the
> Squeak community.
> While the two dialects are diverging significantly at the UI level, my
> interests lie
> at the lower levels where there doesn't "necessarily" need to a lot of
> differences.
> Notwithstanding opposing design decisions, the natural enemy is isolation.
> So should the Squeak community see value in it, I would:
>       * quantify the low level Squeak/Pharo differences referenced against
> Pharo's headless build
>       * promote low level homogenization of dialects (and I'll be glad to
> learn something new from any dissent around design decisions)
>       * promote a headless version of Squeak to run on the same minheadless
> VM that Pharo is targetting
>       * work to reduce dialect specific IFDEFS in the vm code
> I offer my candidacy for the 2019 Squeak Oversight Board on that platform.
> If you see the possibility of that benefiting Squeak, please let your
> opinion
> be known by voting, particularly if you've not voted before.
> cheers -ben


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