Archive for January, 2012

Squeak Oversight Board minutes – 01/17/12

January 18, 2012

Squeak Oversight Board minutes – 01/17/12

Attending: Chris Muller, Colin Putney, Levente Uzonyi, Chris Cunnington

  • it was agreed that was nice to see Eliot exploring the SqueakCore image, as we hope this is a direction the community will take up
  • a long conversation was had about how to distribute the next version of OmniBrowser, as existing tools don’t seem quite right
  • a long Installer script could be written, but that meant every version would have its own, and managing them would be a nuisance
  • Metacello was seen as good, but that it would be better if the metadata/dependency info could be accessible; so you could ask questions of the metadata
  • the difference between the needs of users and developers was raised
  • the next OmniBrowser will have around 30 packages to co-ordinate and likely more
  • Colin’s working on a DSL and tool to manage the task for his own personal use: a tool that reads a spec and creates an Installer script
  • Levente suggested a tool to read a Metacello configuration to make a spec to feed into Colin’s tool and then produce an Installer script
  • it was mentioned that a build server factors into these problems and could assist the process
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SOB Minutes – 3 Jan.

January 3, 2012

– The bulk of the meeting addressed a sudden change to DNS that has shut down our mailing lists

– The problem resulted from the domain squeakfoundation.org which made a change to its DNS configuration 2 Jan.

– After the problem is solved, the SOB is resolved to switch over to squeak.org and make squeakfoundation.org redundant to needs

– The relationship with the Software Freedom Conservancy was discussed in terms of who is a signatory for the Board. It seems the SFC is the signatory and not SOB memebers

– an important bug fix by Colin Putney will be incorporated into the release of Squeak 4.3

– Some final tasks related to the release of Squeak 4.3 were discussed: the creation of an All-In-One release; uploading a zipped version of that and a zipped SqueakCore image to http://ftp.squeak.org /4.3; and then linking from the homepage of squeak.org to that All-In-One app