[ANN] stable package universe for 3.9

J J azreal1977 at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 21 18:22:30 UTC 2006

Thank you for your explanations.  Expanding on the idea Lex mentioned 
earlier about making squeaksource universe aware, it would be possible to 
have tests run automatically if someone tried to publish to a universe to 
decide if it goes in or not.  A system like this might make building 
releases easier if there was just a "3.10 Standard Universe" or something.

>From: "Ralph Johnson" <johnson at cs.uiuc.edu>
>Reply-To: The general-purpose Squeak developers 
>list<squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
>To: "The general-purpose Squeak developers 
>list"<squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
>Subject: Re: Re: [ANN] stable package universe for 3.9
>Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 07:19:59 -0600
>On 11/20/06, J J <azreal1977 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>Ok, so what that basically means is, if you publish a package at the 
>>you have to save it to Monticello, publish to squeak map and put it in a
>>Universe, right? :)
>If you are developing a package with someone else, it will probably be
>in Monticello.  Your first users will be other developers, probably
>all experts, and you will just let them use your repository.
>Eventually you will advertise on Squeak Map.  You probably do not have
>your own Universe, but perhaps someone with a bleeding edge Universe
>will include your package in his Universe.  If your package is stable
>enough to be useful and gets a lot of users then it will get put in
>one of the more stable Universes.  Unless you run the Universe, you
>won't post it there.
>If I were running a Universe, I would only include packages that had
>test suites.  When new versions of packages came out, or there were
>new packages that I wanted to include, I'd want a fairly automatic way
>to run all the test suites.  One idea is to make a "test universe"
>that adds a few packages to my main universe.  Ideally, I could
>override the packages with new versions, add the new packages, and run
>all the tests in the new universe.  If I liked the results, I'd update
>the main universe with the new versions.
>Lex, I have a question.  I know that one Universe can include another.
>Can a Universe override packages, i.e. have a different version of a

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