Archive for May, 2012

SOB Minutes – 5/21/12

May 22, 2012

all Board members present: Bert Freudenberg, Colin Putney, Craig Latta, Randal L. Schwartz, Chris Muller, Levente Uzonyi, Chris Cunnington

– revised and finalized details for the running of future elections will be sent to the SFC

– changing the ownership of the Squeak server at Hetzner Online hosting from Squeak Germany to the SOB directly

– waiting on details from people about where the new server will be hosted and the availability of an event space for a Squeak event/mini convention

– the board is organizing a virtual workshop for Aida users new and old. It will be the week of 18-22 June on the Web Team mailing list. More details to follow

– Spoon documentation for beginners is coming as well as Naiad, the Spoon module system, integration with GitHub

– The difficult problem of how to shrink the Trunk image was explored. The problem is ‘Where to start?’ Some items were agreed upon: such as; isolated change sets could be deleted whole; Morphic and Etoys are so inextricably linked that they are a unit to be removed together; Morphic and Etoys could constituted a ‘full Morphic’ package; while, a minimal Morphic package could substitute for it, perhaps one based on the work done on the Cuis UI.

– Owing to the excellent work of some contributors to the Trunk, the Board is exploring inviting people to become core contributors

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SOB Minutes – 5/7/12

May 8, 2012

Squeak Oversight Board minutes – 5/07/12

Attending: Colin Putney, Chris Cunnington, Bert Freudenberg, Randal Schwartz

– some ideas were explored for a Squeak event concerning kinds of presentations and intended audience; in addition we discussed who might be a good keynote speaker

– ideas for where we should get a new server were explored, but we’re waiting back to hear from some people, so nothing definitive was decided today

– there is a plan (regardless of the readiness of the new server) to take a week in June and update the squeak.org website to the latest version of Aida

– instead of waiting until next year, some steps will be taken to update the voting procedure. The people who voted this year will automatically be included in a new voting list. The new system will likely be based on the Sugar Labs model with a public list of voters. [1]

– Chris Muller is the new SFC liaison contact at the SOB

[1] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Labs/Members

Squeak Oversight Board minutes – 5/01/12

May 2, 2012

Squeak Oversight Board minutes – 5/01/12

Attending: Chris Muller, Colin Putney, Levente Uzonyi, Chris Cunnington, Bert Freudenberg, Craig Latta

– the SOB meeting time is being changed tentatively to 1st and 3rd Mondays noon in Los Angeles, so the next meeting is at May 7, 12pm L.A., Calif. time

– Colin is talking to Joyent [1] in Vancouver about hosting. They are a large supporter of node.js

– Colin is compiling Cog for Illumos (a branch of Solaris) [2]

– It was agreed that the a transition from our current server to a new server is required, as the current server hardware cannot run Cog (it’s an old AMD Athlon without SSE2)

– We discussed Squeak’s market position. Ideas around it being a “flexible platform” and how it gives a user “complete control” were emphasized. Squeak has been the point of departure for many innovative projects: RoarVM, Scratch, Croquet, Pharo, Etoys

– Craig’s plans for Spoon in the coming year include porting the Naiad module system to Squeak and other Smalltalks; and, making example modules from existing Squeak code as a demonstration for other people to get started

– The SOB is exploring the idea of having a Squeak event in North American sometime in its tenure this year.

– There are plans to contact the SqueakFest [3] organizers to include a track of programming for other kinds of Squeak projects than the educational

[1] http://www.joyent.com
[2] http://wiki.illumos.org/display/illumos/illumos+Home
[3] http://squeakland.org/squeakfest/about/