[squeak-dev] SqueakMap is a "Showroom"

Rob Rothwell r.j.rothwell at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 16:46:53 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 12:00 PM, Damien Pollet <damien.pollet at gmail.com>

> So basically, either users duplicate the integration work for
> combinations of packages not prepared before, or they publish their
> combination for others to reuse, resulting in as many new specialized
> combination packages ?
> First, this kinda defeats the purpose of a package system to me, and
> second, what difference does that make w.r.t MC configurations?

I am by no means a version-integration expert, but Colin Putney gave a nice
presentation on Monticello 2 at Smalltalk Solutions.  I believe his words
were something like, "If you take one thing away from this presentation,
remember that the success of a packaging system is based on how well it can
MERGE."  (Complete with a big, yellow, traffic merge sign).

Unfortunately, his slides are not yet available at:


However,  he demonstrated some of the abilities of Monticello 2 based on
what he called a "much simpler" merging (versioning?) methodology.

I'm sure I messed something up in translation, but what he said made sense
to me and might be worth bringing into the discussion if possible.

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