[squeak-dev] We are in FEATURE FREEZE -- Re: [PSA] Squeak 6.0 | The Dates

Marcel Taeumel marcel.taeumel at hpi.de
Wed May 18 14:01:29 UTC 2022

So we cannot unload 60Deprecated because we use some very old bootstrap code for Metacello? That's a bummer. Hmm.... for now, I move that "Compatibility packages" further up in the load order so we have time to figure this out.

Am 18.05.2022 15:57:57 schrieb Benoit St-Jean via Squeak-dev <squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>:
Setting up Squeak 6.0 beta 21757-64bit-202205110711-Windows-x64 with default options hangs when installing Metacello.
Installed Squeak with default options (next, next, next, etc) until all 6 steps are done and then selecting everything except deprecated packages (also tried installing with the deprecated package, same result!).
Was able to interrupt Metacco install and pop up a debugger but the debugger window cannot take the focus!
Screenshot below.

On 2022-05-18 09:33, Marcel Taeumel wrote:

Hi all --

We are in the "Feature Freeze". Here is our first 6.0beta bundle:
http://files.squeak.org/6.0beta/ [http://files.squeak.org/6.0beta/]

The package 60Deprecated got unloaded via the update stream.
Reload it manually if you really need it. Avoid for testing.

Please focus on bug reporting and fixing:
https://bugs.squeak.org/ [https://bugs.squeak.org/] (GitHub issues)

Reduce the amount of fixes that might be regarded as new features.
Please avoid adding new features, especially if they need to be

Yes, you may add commentary and documentation as you see fit.
Yes, there is still time to merge Jaromir's process suspend/terminate

No, there won't be any natural-language translations in Squeak 6.0.
But maybe a simple tutorial/hint on how to add one yourself in the
"Extras > Language" menu.

--> Beta/RC testing until June 5, 23:59 AOE


P.S.: "Squeak Objectland" is still not off the table. I will take another look
at it after returning from California on May 27th.

Am 06.05.2022 11:52:56 schrieb Marcel Taeumel <marcel.taeumel at hpi.de> [mailto:marcel.taeumel at hpi.de]:
Hi all --

Let's move the dates:

 - Feature Freeze on May 18, 23:59 AOE
-> 11 days to go
 - Beta/RC testing until June 5, 23:59 AOE
-> 30 days to go

I will not be available from May 20 to May 27.

Let's hope we can fix the source.squeak.org issues
in time and also resolve that unnecessarily effortful
discussion on primitive 126 in the OSVM [1] by then.


[1] https://github.com/OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm/issues/627 [https://github.com/OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm/issues/627]
Am 02.05.2022 11:26:01 schrieb Marcel Taeumel <marcel.taeumel at hpi.de> [mailto:marcel.taeumel at hpi.de]:
Hi all --

The connectivity to source.squeak.org is not good at the moment.

We did a recent upgrade to use Squeak 5.3 and OSVM RC3 (20220419), which might require a little bit more effort to make things smooth again.

If the issues persist throughout this week, we will move the deadlines.

Am 25.04.2022 09:58:29 schrieb Marcel Taeumel <marcel.taeumel at hpi.de> [mailto:marcel.taeumel at hpi.de]:
Hi all! --

Let's do this.

 - Feature Freeze on May 6, 23:59 AOE
-> 11 days to go
 - Beta testing until May 15, 23:59 AOE
-> 20 days to go
 - Picking a release candidate until May 18, 23:59 AOE
-> 23 days to go

The current state of tests can be found here:
 - https://github.com/squeak-smalltalk/squeak-app/actions [https://github.com/squeak-smalltalk/squeak-app/actions]
 - https://github.com/marceltaeumel/squeak-ffi/actions [https://github.com/marceltaeumel/squeak-ffi/actions]

Download the latest squeak-app bundles from here:
 - http://files.squeak.org/6.0alpha/ [http://files.squeak.org/6.0alpha/]
 - http://files.squeak.org/6.0beta/ [http://files.squeak.org/6.0beta/] (after May 6)
 - http://files.squeak.org/6.0rc1/ [http://files.squeak.org/6.0rc1/] (after May 15)
 - http://files.squeak.org/6.0rc2/ [http://files.squeak.org/6.0rc2/]
 - ...

Please report bugs here on squeak-dev or on GitHub:
 - https://github.com/squeak-smalltalk/squeak-object-memory/issues [https://github.com/squeak-smalltalk/squeak-object-memory/issues]

After the Feature Freeze, this will happen in the Trunk Update Stream:
 - Unload 60Deprecated via postload-script
 - Adapt "SqueakVersion" to keep build number stable
 - Add "Load deprecated methods" to preference wizard
 - Update update map to not include 60Deprecated anymore

After the release, this will happen in the Trunk Update Stream:
 - Add new 61Deprecated package
 - Trunk open for the features again
 ! Discuss the critical ones via Inbox as usual

Meanwhile, the release versions of all packages will be copied over to source.squeak.org/squeak60.


P.S.: Here is the previous info on the release planning: http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/squeak-dev/2022-March/219520.html [http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/squeak-dev/2022-March/219520.html]

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