[Vm-dev] Re: [squeak-dev] [ANN] VMMaker metacello config for
Squeak and Pharo
andreas.raab at gmx.de
Fri Feb 5 23:40:24 UTC 2010
Henrik Sperre Johansen wrote:
> On 06.02.2010 00:18, Andreas Raab wrote:
>> What I was saying to David, not to you, is that we need to make sure
>> that we don't introduce any undue dependencies on Metacello. Given the
>> dependencies of Metacello itself I think there is an actual risk of
>> that happening and I simply wanted to remind David that it's important
>> for us to make sure VMMaker doesn't require Metacello.
> Right. Try loading ConfigurationOfVMMaker though (no dependencies!) and
> you'll see what it really is.
> A declarative way to define the packages (and their versions) which need
> to be loaded to build a VMMaker image.
> You can do it manually without loading the tools used for automatic
> loading, or just unload the tools (gofer, metacello, configurationofxxx)
> after the functionality is actually loaded.
> I see it as improbable to make VMMaker depend on Metacello to work, as
> it currently is make it depend on .mcm's to work.
> If there's an obvious point I'm missing, please enlighten me, as I'm
> sure David is not the only one interested in what such undue
> dependencies on Metacello would actually entail.
If there are none, that's great. However, the last time I loaded some
Metacello stuff (which is a couple of weeks ago) it pulled in all sorts
of things including OmniBrowser and left some modification in other
packages. If that has been fixed since, all the better.
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