Squeak Oversight Board minutes – 10/04/11

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Attending: Bert Freudenberg, Colin Putney, Levente Uzonyi, Jecel Assumpacao Jr., Chris Cunnington

  • Some ideas about the coming 4.3 release were explored: it’s a maintenance release
  • It was suggested that as part of the 4.3 release a communications effort, a clear message, needs to be performed about the future goals of the Squeak image.
  • It is currently 16M. If you execute “Smalltalk unloadAllKnownPackages” it will take fifteen seconds and become 9.8M
  • A reasonable target for a core image is 5M, so a drop of 4.8M from the current image  (at 9.8 M) is a task before the community
  • A place to explore where to make reductions is likely the removal/replacement of GUIs
  •  Once we have a smaller core image, we can enact the memo Andreas wrote on how to load code back into the smaller image. This will be based on tests which will clearly delineate the responsibilities of core developers and application developers
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