Meeting Report for 4/7/2010

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As usual these days, everyone was present in the meeting (Andreas, Bert, Chris, Craig, Jecel, Juan, Randal) with Juan being a little late due to unforeseen events and a bit of bad luck.

The meeting started with Chris asking for the board to clarify its position with regards to Pharo compatibility issues. The board agrees that compatibility is both a concern as well as desirable and that we should do what we can to avoid superficial incompatibilities. Bert pointed out that we have some control over it by adding changes done in Pharo for compatibility in Squeak.

We then discussed the current status of joining the SFC. Bradley had replied to Jecel’s note and congratulated us on the release and the new board. Unfortunately, the message got apparently stuck in the spam filters so most of us hadn’t seen it before the meeting. Our next step is to get the latest draft from the SFC, review it and then execute it. There was no progress on consolidating the financial situation since it depends on the SFC membership.

We then discussed our options and Ken’s comments regarding the board list rejection policy. After some discussion we agreed that the desirable solution is to have some sort of recaptcha for verification to contact the board but since nobody was signing up for implementing it we decided it is worthwhile to go with a low-tech solution instead and have all members of Squeak-dev be whitelisted. That way, at least all the known members of our community have a way of contacting the board directly. We have contacted Ken regarding this idea and he’s investigating the options.

We spent a good amount of time discussing the situation of external packages in Squeak. We agree that the current situation is undesirable and that hopefully something can be done about this in the 4.2 time frame but what exactly that means is unclear at this point. Some ideas have been voiced that need to be discussed more widely (i.e., on Squeak-dev).

Lastly, Bert and Andreas agreed that they’re going to blow up some crazy fireworks on July 4th.

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One Response to “Meeting Report for 4/7/2010”

  1. Ian Trudel Says:

    I believe there is an unclosed italics tag in this page causing the main page to be in italics; everything after this post anyway.

    Ian.

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