Archive for December, 2010

Meeting Report for December 21, 2010

December 21, 2010

The last meeting of the year had Chris, Craig, Bert, Jecel and Juan present.

Our focus was the 4.2 release, with an initial discussion about the “Welcome to Squeak” projects. The actual steps in the release process were quickly reviewed and Matthew Fulmer was consulted (on the Open Cobalt chat in Skype) about the effect of a release of the current state of Trunk on his ongoing effort to merge Cobalt changes back into Squeak.

At the end there was a quick chat about the status of the various projects that the board members are working on, and a general feeling that 2010 was a good year for Squeak and for Smalltalk in general.

Meeting Report for 12/7/2010

December 11, 2010

Today we had Bert, Chris, Craig, Jecel, Juan, and Randal.

We talked about the upcoming 4.2 release: in particular, whether to include non-Trunk packages or not. Although we’d like to give newcomers a complete experience, we feel that having packages in the release that are not in Trunk seems unwise. Ideally, we would release multiple images, but with our limited resources, someone else would have to step up to make them.

The most likely result for 4.2 will be a single image, but we’d like to make finding and loading additional features easier. Some ideas discussed include having an obvious open workspace in the main world, or having multiple projects (such as in the early Squeak releases). Jecel wrote this idea up here.