Archive for November, 2009

Preliminary Agenda for 12/2/2009

November 18, 2009

Free server hosting options

Terms of Reference

Packaging/Distribution of Contributed Packages with Release

SFC/Relicensing

Promotion and Visibility of Squeak

Development Progress

Squeak Swiki Improvement

Seaside support

Comment with any suggestions.

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Meeting Report for 11/18/2009

November 18, 2009

Craig Latta and Igor Stasenko were unable to attend today’s meeting but present were: Jecel Mattos de Assumpção Jr, Ken Causey, Bert Freudenberg, Andreas Raab, and Randal Schwartz.

We discussed the status of Seaside support in Squeak.  To our knowledge (based on running tests and some use) the current releases of Seaside continue to work just fine in Squeak (including Trunk) but it would be nice to make this a bit more official.  Recently there has been discussion of this on the squeak-dev list and a couple of people have volunteered to assist with this.  Randal Schwartz will be contacting those individuals to form a group to monitor Seaside development and watch for any changes that might impact how well it works on current Squeak releases.  Randal will also be contacting the Seaside core developers to assure them that we are paying attention and are interested and to ask them to update seaside.st to reflect that Seaside is supported in Squeak.

A topic that will come up for us regularly is the promotion and visibility of Squeak within the greater developer and user community.  At the moment our policy regarding conventions is that if an SOB member is already planning to attend a conference that they plan on representing Squeak in an official capacity and consider any additional material or assistance that they might like to have on hand and bring any additional suggestions to the attention of the board.  We have some badges that could be offered at conventions and we are researching having a couple of banners made up that could be used as appropriate.  Let us know of any suggestions you have.

Our next meeting is scheduled for December 2nd, 2009.

Terms of Reference: discussion is open

November 4, 2009

The discussion about Squeak Oversight Board Terms of Reference is now open.

Please review this page and do not hesitate to take a part in discussion.

With your help, let us define clearly what is the range of Board’s responsibilities, what decisions Board allowed to make and what is not. Where lies the end of Board’s power and starting power of Teams and/or individuals.

Preliminary Agenda for 11/18/2009

November 4, 2009

Free server hosting options

Terms of Reference

Packaging/Distribution of Contributed Packages with Release

SFC/Relicensing

Promotion and Visibility of Squeak

Development Progress

Squeak Swiki Improvement

Comment with any suggestions.

Meeting Report for 11/4/2009

November 4, 2009

Once more Randal Schwartz was unavoidably detained with a client but everyone else made it: Jecel Mattos de Assumpção Jr, Ken Causey, Bert Freudenberg, Craig Latta, Andreas Raab, and Igor Stasenko.

We started today’s meeting discussing an addition to the New Community Development Model regarding Unit Testing which will be added to the document shortly.  We also discussed the future of this document but came to no particular further decisions regarding it today.

We then discussed how external/contributed packages might be packaged with a future release and in particular how SqueakMap or Package Universes could contribute to providing an improved view of the available working packages for a specific release.  Andreas Raab will be emailing Squeak-dev on this issue as soon as he is able.

We then discussed the proposed ‘Terms of Reference’ and a page with discussion of this topic can now be found on this site: Open discussion: Terms of Reference.  Igor Stasenko will be announcing and explaining this more formally soon.

Briefly we discussed available free community server hosting options but further discussion was tabled until the next meeting so some research could be done first.

Our next meeting is scheduled for November 18th, 2009.