All members were present. With so much going on in the community recently, we had a lively discussion in the board meeting today. This was a make-up meeting due to an untimely outage with Google Hangouts during our normal meeting time last week.
Thank you, Ken Causey!
On March 10th, Ken officially announced his retirement as leader of the box-admins team. Ken had been warning us for some time that he was winding down his involvement. There is not a soul in the community who will not miss his professional-level service as our server admin. Thank you Ken, for a job well-done.
Check out PathView
Recently Michael Perscheid announced PathView, a new IDE tools collection. While it didn’t generate much discussion on the mailing list yet, it is very much worth having a look. There were definite, good first-impressions about PathView expressed by the board members.
New Release 4.5 and a new squeak.org Website
The release of Squeak 4.5 coincides with a new draft-release of a new squeak.org website, led by Chris Cunnington. Altitude is the newest web-framework under development for Squeak. Redoing the squeak.org with Altitude lets us change up the years-old look of the old site while allowing us to exercise and grow into Altitude.
The reception to the new site has been positive. Chris C. has responded to several change requests. Naturally, all in the community care about Squeak’s web-presence, but updates desired by the community should not be the burden of a single individual. The next steps are to discover what role(s) and webteam-level access permissions are needed to enable community-level participation in the new site.
There was consensus that we would like Squeak release cycles to be a bit shorter 🙂 — preferably every six months. Eliot believes Spur, and the associated image-format changes needed to support it, will be ready well in time for the next release, which will be called Squeak 5 on account of the image-format change. Craig’s Spoon / Naiad work might be put in as Squeak 6, then.