[squeak-dev] Crypto package loading?

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Fri Oct 26 23:10:15 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 11:28:09PM +0100, Frank Shearar wrote:
> On 26 October 2012 19:48, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> ok. who could put this into the Extending the system workspace?
> >
> > Guys, do we agree that, until we have a replacement, SqueakMap should
> > be the "App Store" for Squeak?
> >
> > Extending the System workspace is going away.  No one should be doing
> > any work there other than removing it.
> It's a chunk of text telling people how to load things. While I agree
> that SqueakMap ought to be the place to go, it isn't right at the
> moment. However, I'd be happy to regard that (pushing SM, getting it
> properly on track etc) as being a core part of 4.5.

SqueakMap is not something to be done some time in the indefinite future.
It has been around a long time, and we just need to *use* it.

If a package is important enough to put on SqueakMap, then just do it. It
won't get any easier by waiting until Squeak 4.5. And if it is not important
enough to be worth the trouble of listing it on SqueakMap, then it's probably
not very important and there would be little point in putting it into the
extending the system workspace or adding it to the image.

Chris is giving good advice here. If the rest of us make an effort to help
out by registering important packages on SqueakMap it will help all of us,
and nobody will need to worry about lobbying to get their favorite package
included in the image.


> >>>> On a side note, what is the status of Crypto going
> >>>> into trunk?
> >
> > Since so many types of apps do not need any cryptography, I think it
> > should remain a separately loadable package.
> Agreed. Strip more stuff out the image, and make it much easier to
> load packages.
> frank

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