Removing Etoys, Morphic and other friends

Doug Way dway at
Fri Nov 3 05:12:37 UTC 2006

On Nov 2, 2006, at 1:04 PM, Lex Spoon wrote:
> ...
> Further, I see nothing that is so hard about making the tile-based
> programming unloadable and reloadable.  It is just like any other
> partitioning project.  Make a tile-based-programming project on
> Squeaksource, start recategorizing methods and classes, and go from
> there.

That's not a bad idea.  I don't know if we necessarily want to  
require that a reloadable Etoys package exists before it is removed  
from the release (however that decision goes), but it would certainly  
make the decision easier if it did exist.

As Juan mentioned, it sounds like the main problem is a lot of  
individual methods which had to be edited to remove Etoys  
references.  The quick solution for the reloadable Etoys 3.10alpha  
package would be for the package to simply contain the original code  
for these methods as method overrides (overwrites), as a first cut.   
Of course this is fragile and not too maintainable across releases,  
so the package could be refactored/improved over time to reduce the  
number of overrides.

- Doug

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