[Vm-dev] Mac VM Maintainer resignation (for the general purpose VM, not for PharoVM)

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Fri Oct 18 17:47:36 UTC 2013


Thank you very much for your contributions, and thank you also for
clarifying your position. I know there is much more that you will be
contributing to our community at large and I appreciate what you have done
so far.


> Hi,
> This is an announce for VM-dev and Squeak-dev list, Pharo-dev list is copy
> to keep people informed.
> Last years I tried to keep a working version of the Mac builds of VM while
> at the same time trying to keep my job going. It was a hard work but I did
> my best.
> When I assumed the responsibility I said that my first task was going to
> be to automatize the builds and at the same time Igor was doing the same
> so I joined that effort. Since then the VM is buildable even by the not so
> good at VM level and I never seen the point in keeping the manual build or
> the non-smalltalk-generated configuration files.
> Nevertheless, I preferred to work on the new builds of Eliot than in the
> old interpreter and when keeping all working became more work that what I
> could manage, I choose to keep Stack and Cog VM working.
> Maybe because of that, or because the animosity between communities, or
> because what I'm doing just does not match Squeak vision, or because since
> Eliot is providing regular builds mine are not needed, truth is that I've
> seen my work mostly ignored in squeak community and for some of the people
> in vm-dev list.
> That's why I resign as a maintainer. I have a process that does not match
> squeak vision and is fair for squeak community to look for someone who
> does.
> I have no bad feelings, I'm complete grateful to the community for give me
> the opportunity  (specially to John, who thrusted me) and to all the rest.
> I also know that there is great people both in vm-dev and in squeak-dev,
> but I cannot your mac-guy anymore (and I think this is obvious since
> ever).
> And of course I will continue working in the pharo flavor of VM :)
> Cheers,
> Esteban

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