[Squeakfoundation]Possible extra text for Welcome window in 3.4

Tim Rowledge squeakfoundation@lists.squeakfoundation.org
Tue, 07 Jan 2003 14:16:26 -0800

goran.hultgren@bluefish.se is claimed by the authorities to have written:

> > What isn't good is that I can't quite work out what we've decided will
> > be in the gamma release, nor _how_ we've decided it. Perhaps it's just
> I think we decided it on this list and that it includes exactly what is
> in the beta! :-) Doug has taken quite some time/effort to post on the
> updates we wanted to include before going into beta/gamma of 3.4 and the
> basic intention behind it all was (also discussed on the list) to simply
> get 3.4 out he door since it includes all the 3.3 alpha stuff (without
> Modules of course) and more and we wanted to get a "quick release" so
> that we can take a breath and start the real work in 3.5.
Yes but there has been quite a number of 'last minute important fixes'
traffic, not least a few fixes I consider important. I can't find
anything that lets me know if those fixes are queued up anywhere - not
even with the magical 'look at internal server' patch. Without the
sqfixes page and its brethren I'm stuck. Terribly vexing.

I'd suggest we need to caucus on the issue of some tools to help us
handle fixes and changes more effectively in preparation for the
onslaught of brilliant ideas that is likely to hit us like a tsunami for

First suggestion I'd like to make is that the sqfixes page be changed to
make use of more targetted editing capabilities of swiki; rather than
having to edit the entire chunk of code, it is actually possible to have
an edit dooberry for each individual item.

Second nice thing would be some interface so that
a) 'ordinary' people can comment on a proposed change
b) guides and other vouched people can comment and 'vote'
c) the area-guide can signify yea/nay and have the change automatically
moved to an appropriate holding area
d) an accepted change gets the update number attached for tracking
Probably possible with swiki or seaside?


Tim Rowledge, tim@sumeru.stanford.edu, http://sumeru.stanford.edu/tim
Fractured Idiom:- VENI, VIDI, VICE - I came, I saw, I partied.