Squeak Oversight Board minutes – 5/17/11


Squeak Oversight Board minutes – 5/17/11

Attending: Chris Cunnington (aka TO), Chris Muller, Bert Freudenberg, Randal Schwartz, Colin Putney, Levente Uzonyi

From memory, not taken in order at the time:

– Colin brought up the recent discussion of namespaces on
squeak-dev. The Board discussed the pros and cons of various namespace
implementations and whether or not Squeak actually needs namespaces.
Colin volunteered to investigate further and report back to the Board
and the next meeting.

– The problems of SqueakSource discussed on the Pharo board were explored, and Board was in general agreement that SmalltalkHub would be a worthwhile thing to explore in future

– It was suggested that by 4.3 some packages might be removed from the image. Nebraska was suggested, which brought the response that it was really a part of Morphic.

– The idea of making the entire GUI replaceable would be desirable instead of removing pieces of Morphic. Morphic could be removed entirely and replaced with a slimmer version. Or another GUI (MVC? Tweak?)

– TO said he’d get a working version of a new SMServer running on map.smalltalktelevision.com by the middle of June. The Board generally agreed that the SqueakMap image running in the Squeak server needs to be replaced.

– TO said he’d ask Craig Latta when Spoon might be released in its new form, as it would be a worthwhile model to explore for a smaller image, which was agreed is important to the community. (answer: “current estimate 1 June”)

2 Responses to “Squeak Oversight Board minutes – 5/17/11”

  1. Carlos Says:

    “making the entire GUI replaceable” why not a focus group to cleanup/optimize Morphic?

  2. dieta Says:

    links to this page .More Morphic Tutorials.Morphic FAQ.Major Subsystems in Squeak.SqueakDoc Salvage.Squeaks User Interface… …Programming in Morphic.Last updated at 6 10 pm UTC on 24 May 2007.Two quite different styles of programming in Morphic are available in Squeak 2.0 Classic Morphic Programming and Scripting with Players … The fundamental tool here is the Browser you locate and familiarize yourself with particular Morphic classes and you then subclass the ones that you decide are appropriate for your application…Most current Squeak users will prefer this traditional mature analytic browser-based Smalltalk approach ..If youre still curious about the other style read on…

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