[Squeakfoundation]Stewards and Squeak Packages

Brent Vukmer bvukmer at blackboard.com
Thu Mar 6 17:07:44 CET 2003

Goran, Cees --

Thanks for taking a look!  Your edits are very helpful.  

I assumed pretty much everything I wrote on those 3 pages would be heavily edited :)  I just wanted to get the ball rolling by creating at least a 0.1 draft of the Swiki pages...


1. Definition of "Core packages"
     --No argument.  I tried to indicate that talking about "core" packages in 3.4 is pretty ambigous.
     --I liked Cees's note
2. Lists of classes/categories
     --These lists were intended to be a throw-away first draft, as I tried to indicate
     ----I hope/expect that the community will edit those pages and make 'em more accurate and helpful
     --It was helpful to me, at least, to get an initial idea of the possible package boundaries
3. Becoming a steward
    --I tried to indicate that becoming a Steward is not automatic by *any means* ( see http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/3090 )
    --Thanks for editing http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/3070

Are the MCP the collective Steward for Morphic, yet? Ditto KCP for the Kernel?


-----Original Message-----
From: goran.hultgren at bluefish.se [mailto:goran.hultgren at bluefish.se]
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 4:22 PM
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Subject: Re: [Squeakfoundation]Stewards and Squeak Packages


"Brent Vukmer" <bvukmer at blackboard.com> wrote:
> Please review the following Swiki pages:
> "Core Packages" ( http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/3084 )
> "3.4 Core Packages" ( http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/3085 )
> "Stewards for Core Packages" ( http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/3088 )

I looked them over and wrote two comments. Well, one on "Core packages"
and one somewhere else... Anyway, in short:

1. I disagree with the definition of "core package". Can be debated of
2. I am a bit uneasy of these pages with long lists of
classes/categories. Are they really going to be kept updated? Consider
me skeptic.
3. I like the "Stewards" stuff. And Squeak estate is also a nice pun
with some meaning. But we may take it a bit easy on the signing up part.

I mean - we shouldn't just let "anyone" sign up as a Steward for a core
package without due discussion and some form of agreement on these
lists. I know we don't have a formal process or anything like that - but
still. you can't just grab something and call yourself a Steward.

If there is anything we Guides should take responsibility for then it is
to steer this process of dishing out Stewardships.

> I think that the "Stewards for Core Packages" page is a decent beginning for a Stewards sign-up sheet.

Yes, but I took the liberty of typing in a few remarks according to what
I wrote above. Ok?

regards, Göran

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