[Vm-dev] Re: Nice bit trick for component add

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Sun Dec 29 23:46:12 UTC 2013

On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 06:06:02PM +0100, Nicolas Cellier wrote:
> This has been capitalized at http://bugs.squeak.org/view.php?id=7802
> I use the old squeak mantis right now rather than cog issue tracker
> (abandonned?) or newest pharo fogbugz (restricted?)
> What do VM maintainers prefer?

Thanks for opening this issue on the mantis tracker. That happens to be
the one that I use to try to keep track of issues that may take some time
to resolve, and/or that require coordiation between multiple people.

I have been watching #7802 with interest (though I am not a bitblt expert)
and I will make sure that your updates get into the trunk VMM, and will
coordinate with Eliot and/or add it to oscog directory. The trunk and
oscog branches are pretty much identical in this area, so it's just a matter
of keeping both updated, with is not a problem.

>From my point of view, the bugs.squeak.org issue tracker is the one that
I watch. I don't have an account on fogbugz, although I do read the pharo
mailing list and try to keep up to date with issues that get mentioned there.

The cog issue tracker was a good idea, although I think it probably got
abandoned when people moved to fogbugz, so I do not try to keep track of
it now.

> I don't really like the balkanisation in progress, and hope we can converge
> on some better communalisation again.

<curmudgeon alert>

Inventing a new process is easy. To actually use an existing process that
someone else invented is hard. Or so it would seem.

I see the same problem in my corporate IT environments. Everybody wants
to invent ways for the other guy to be more productive and nobody wants
to use the other guy's ideas to actually *be* productive. I think we are
raising a whole new generation of consultants who will all be experts on
how the other guy should be working if only he was as smart as me :-(

I should not complain because I make my living as a consultant. But still
I dream of a world where people like me are not needed. Then I can retire
and be happy.

</curmudgeon alert>


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