[squeak-dev] Smaller mcd

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Mar 6 00:48:41 UTC 2020

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 4:28 PM David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 05, 2020 at 10:34:52PM +0100, Nicolas Cellier wrote:
> >  Hi all,
> > While reviewing some contributions, I saw this: Monticello-mva.667
> >
> >
> http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/squeak-dev/2017-April/194057.html
> >
> > Browse the whole thread, it's interesting.
> > How can we finish the job and make it happen?
> Nicolas,
> Thank you for reviving this thread. It is a very worthwhile proposal
> and it is sad to think that we let it drop for so long. Milan Vavra
> clearly put a lot of thought into this, and in the earlier discussion,
> Bert gave the concept a nod of approval too.
> If I understand the discussion correctly, there are a couple of potential
> issues that may need to be addressed concerning possible impact of
> source.squeak.org and squeaksource.com and ss3, but I'm sure we can
> follow up on those issues. Aside from that, there seems to be no reason
> that this cannot be tested, reviewed, and moved into trunk.
> I am saying this without haviing actually tested it myself, but it
> really does look like a good idea, and we should find a way to make
> it happen.

Agreed, this looks worthwhile doing.

The tricky part is the diffs generated by the server. We would need some
extended naming scheme to indicate that the MC client is able to handle the
pruned histories.

- Bert -
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