[Squeakfoundation]Re: final fixes for 3.4beta

Doug Way squeakfoundation@lists.squeakfoundation.org
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 12:53:22 -0500

That sounds like a good plan.  I agree with not making major changes to the "Worlds of Squeak" projects, etc.

Looking at Bruce's Squeak3.4b-5138 image from the ftp site (your image may or may not be identical), I noticed a few minor problems you could clean up while you're at it:

- Re-center the rotation point of the SqueakLogo (mouse eyes) morph.  I think this got moved as a side-effect of a fix awhile ago.
- Accept the text in the "Welcome to..." window. (while you'll probably do anyway if you're editing it)  It's distracting to see the red border inside the window. :-)
- If it's easy to do, regenerate the windows/titlebars for the four windows, since they now have the old collapse icon which doesn't match newly opened windows.  If it's not simple to do, don't worry about it.

As far as adding additional intro contents about SqueakMap or the Guides, should we tack on this information somewhere?  Also, should we have a Guide or Volunteer in charge of the final distribution-image-readying in the future?  Volunteers are welcome. :)  I would sort of prefer if it were someone else other than me (since handling harvesting and the update stream feels like enough work for me), although I could do it if no one else wants to.

- Doug

Scott Wallace wrote:
> Hi, Doug, and all,
> All right, these have now all been published to the 3.4beta internal
> update stream, as updates 5148-5156.
> I'll plan on forwarding them to the external stream on Wednesday
> night, unless any objections have been heard by then.
> Concerning the 3.4 gamma release, note that (as per Dan's
> long-standing practice) a new *image* will be released at that time,
> i.e. the gamma consists not only of the final beta code-base simply
> renamed, but also of an actual image with specific content in it.
> The primary point of the gamma cycle(s) is to vet and perfect that
> gamma image, which will evolve into the final released 3.4 image.
> For 3.4, I presume that we will make only very minor modifications to
> the "Worlds of Squeak" projects found in 3.0 and 3.2.  These projects
> are looking pretty dated by now, but given our goals for 3.4, I think
> we should probably just live with them.
> The contents of the text windows on the welcome screen ("Read Me"; "A
> Word of Caution", etc.) need modification as well.  I have mostly
> completed a basic pass at editing the contents of these windows to
> bring them forward to 3.4.
> If the Guides wish to provide different content for any of these
> windows in the release image, or wish to add any further information
> in new windows, e.g. windows perhaps titled "SqueakMap" or "The
> Squeak Guides," then now would be a good time to be authoring that
> content.
> Thanks,
>    -- Scott