Archive for February, 2012

Squeak Oversight Board minutes – 02/21/12

February 22, 2012

Attending: Chris Muller, Bert Freudenberg, Levente Uzonyi, Jecel Assumpacao Jr., Chris Cunnington, Craig Latta (guest)

– Colin posted a list of ideas on the SOB mailing list outlining loose plans for OmniBrowser, Filesystem as a replacement for FileDirectory, Environments/namespaces and their uses for modularity, an extensible core image and the tools required, using Mason with Jenkins to build images

– Craig Latta joined the meeting as a guest to talk about Spoon. He will be releasing a new history image soon

– Jecel will not be running for the SOB again to concentrate on his Smalltalk fork called (provisionally) NeoSmalltalk. It allows several images to run on a single vm and work in concert

– All these conversations, on way or another, related to the use of namespaces as a tool to create modularity

– Chris M. and Chris C. are both going to STIC/Smalltalk Directions next month. Chris M. is presenting.

– Chris C. will have a Jenkins app on his server after Smalltalk Directions to create an image foundry, an R&D gallery. The intent is to create a companion to the Community Driven Development Model with its get-it-right-the-first-time, “live to tape” process of image development.

Squeak Oversight Board minutes – 02/07/12

February 8, 2012

Attending: Chris Muller, Colin Putney, Randal Schwartz, Chris Cunnington

– This was mainly an idea session for things to do for Squeak 4.4

– Project ideas such as OmniBrowser, namespaces, and building small images (from a larger mother image) were explored

– The introduction of new ideas prompted discussion about the importance of moving in incremental steps when breaking backward compatibility, so that the entirety of the Squeak community can reasonably move forward in stepwise fashion.

– A general question of how Squeak is relevant in 2012 was posited. While advances to the vm and image create greater computing power, what could be the next killer app?