[Squeakfoundation]How to proceed for the kernel cleaning
ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Wed Apr 9 10:03:57 CEST 2003
I was discussing recently with noury and he will look at that after
friday (paper deadline).
After we have been discussing internally here and we will have our own
internal reviewing process. What we plan is the following:
- some guys will focus on the fine grained (method level refactoring)
- some others will focus on bigger parts:
- nathanael will design a new systemOrganization because this one is
***bad*** beast, classBuilder, compiler funnel,
- roel may look at the change notification
- and we will have our own internal review
- then noury will have a look and participate because he cleaned
already part of the
kernel for metaclassTalk
This means that all the changes will be at least review by three
**experts** before been sent out.
- at the end of the process, daniel will have less hard time to
understand what we will be doing
What is important to know if that we really need all those changes for
the new generation of traits/classBoxes/and other programming
The step after will be the implementation of a ****completely new
because we are fedup. But we will see if people like it they will get
else we will just use it and do not have to touch this dirty part of
On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at 07:21 AM, Doug Way wrote:
> Okay, this sounds like a pretty good process.
> I guess Daniel is sort of promising to look at these bundles of
> changesets from the KCP as they come in? If we want to have a
> reasonably quick turnaround for these changes, it probably is good to
> have one harvester that promises to review them, so that they aren't
> ignored accidentally.
> On the other hand, if someone like Noury is already externally
> reviewing these and adding comments, then perhaps it would be
> sufficient for Daniel or anyone to "rubber stamp" these as approved
> without looking too hard at them. (It would need to be clear from the
> comments that they were really externally reviewed, of course.) But
> if Daniel is able to review them himself, that is ideal.
> These will still follow the usual harvesting process steps which I
> posted about yesterday at http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/3152 .
> For example, I see that Daniel has already [approved] one item
> (rmSubclassModule). According to the process, this will sit around
> for at least 3 days to see if anyone objects to it, and if no one
> does, it will go into the update stream.
> Hopefully this process will be fast enough for what Stephane has in
> (I see that the Morphic Cleanup Project (MCP) folks are now submitting
> changesets. Ideally, it might be good to have an "interested
> harvester" devoted to looking at those, too...)
> - Doug
> On Sunday, April 6, 2003, at 07:16 PM, Daniel Vainsencher wrote:
>> Ok, now we're talking.
>> Send in a mail with changesets 9,7,4, and I'll approve them, I've
>> already seen that part. The others until 10 are either tests (which no
>> longer go into the image, since we'll be removing SUnit into a
>> or your internal tools, or already in the image.
>> When you've reviewed another bunch, let me know which.
>> Stephane Ducasse <ducasse at iam.unibe.ch> wrote:
>>> Ok so let us know. I think that making a try on the current changes
>>> could help to tighten the process and see if we can work this way.
>>> What I suggest is the following (depending on the availability of
>>> Noury's and Roel's time there is a deadline for ESUG for the end of
>>> 1. we proceed to an internal/external review as soon as possible.
>>> 2. we let you know.
>>> 3. you try to assess the changes as fast as you can and report how we
>>> can improve communication.
>>> 4. If in the meantime you/harvesters evaluate the proposed changes
>>> which are simple (the only design point is that we introduced a new
>>> class for the navigation and UI related actions that the tools can
>>> reuse), and accept them we just pass to the next ones.
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