Squeak Oversight Board minutes – 5/01/12

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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/

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2 Responses to “Squeak Oversight Board minutes – 5/01/12”

  1. Carl Gundel Says:

    Cog doesn’t run on older AMD chips? What other x86 hardware won’t run it? Older and slower hardware stands to benefit most from Cog’s high performance design, right? What can be done about this?

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