[squeak-dev] EToys in the Trunk

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 07:37:59 UTC 2016

On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 7:05 PM, Stéphane Rollandin <lecteur at zogotounga.net>

> I missed most of this discussion, but I would like to say that I think
>> that Hannes has it exactly right. The work can and should be done in
>> trunk,
>> and it is important that the result should ultimately be unloadable and
>> reloadable.
>> The timing also seems right to me. The work is being done in trunk early
>> in the release cycle. This should provide the opportunity to achieve a
>> reloadable Etoys in time for a next Squeak release.
>> As long as the package is fully reloadable, the decision as to whether to
>> include Etoys in our next release can be made later, as part of the
>> release
>> planning process. Near term, the trunk image will be larger, but if we
>> elect to unload Etoys for a next release then the resulting image should
>> be smaller than before.
>> I think it would be great if both Etoys and Scratch were easily loadable
>> and unloadable in trunk. Scratch is already being successfully developed
>> as an external package compatible with trunk, which suggests that we
>> should
>> ultimately be able to do the same with Etoys. Others have mentioned that
>> we need better tools to support this, and I agree.
>> Dave
> +1 to all of the above


best, Eliot
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