[squeak-dev] Re: Version Support and Statistics Gathering

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 18:03:39 UTC 2010

What do you mean by a "distributed model of the map?"

2010/4/5 Göran Krampe <goran at krampe.se>:
> Hi!
> Ken Causey wrote:
>> For some reason I was thinking earlier today about the recent issues
>> with SqueakMap and Göran's very reasonable desire to continue to support
>> versions all the way back to 3.8 (IIRC).  I certainly agree that this is
>> a good idea in general but there are costs involved and compromises that
>> have to be made to support multiple versions, costs that increase as we
>> release new versions.
> Yes, but actually, for the moment - the cost is not high. It occurred to me
> that we can *add* another serialization method and still keep the current
> one "on the side". Then, depending on your client code it will use the
> appropriate request to fetch the map.
>> I think we should consider ways of measuring the actual need for
>> supporting past versions.  It has occurred to me that it would probably
>> not be too difficult to have SqueakMap send the Squeak version info
>> (platform and VM version also?) to the SqueakMap server, say each time
>> the map is updated.  SqueakMap could record this information on the
>> server and as it accumulates we could start to get some picture
>> regarding, at least, the use of SqueakMap in the various Squeak
>> versions.
> Now, the recording you are talking about is indeed interesting in itself
> though. On the other hand, soonish I hope we will move to a distributed
> model of the map - and then this type of gathering will not really be that
> easy, I think.
> regards, Göran

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