[squeak-dev] Re: Proposal about SqueakMap etc (was Re: Re: SqueakMap soon working in 4.0/4.1!)

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Thu Apr 8 16:00:03 UTC 2010

On 4/8/2010 8:26 AM, Göran Krampe wrote:
> Andreas Raab wrote:
>> On 4/8/2010 5:23 AM, Göran Krampe wrote:
>>> 1. Include some instructions in the image regarding "how to get stuff"
>>> into the image. Seems like a good short term thing to do for 4.1. We can
>>> easily explain the difference between SS and SM. PU (as it was called
>>> earlier - Package Universes) is ... well, see below.
>> If you write it, I'll add it to the welcome notes (or perhaps in the
>> help menu).
> Ok, I will give it a shot.


>>> 2. Possibly throw out Universes in 4.1 *iff* it does not work anymore
>>> and noone can fix it. I haven't even tried it. Does it work?
>> It does. So does SM. Barring catastrophic circumstances, the set of
>> packages for 4.1 hopefully won't have to change at this point.
>> Remember, I want to ship this puppy next week :-)
> I am all with you on that one. But... what about the PU for 4.1 as Ralph
> mentioned?

There has not been a separate PU for 3.10, for 3.11, for Pharo, for 4.0, 
nor for 4.1. Yes, the *idea* was that every image would have its own PU 
but after several years of use I think we can conclude that the idea 
didn't work. That happens. Unless people really want to propose that we 
ship an empty PU?

(As an off-topic, the entire direction is very high on my priority list 
for things to push for in 4.2 but I'm way to busy with finalizing 4.1 
right now to participate in these discussions. Leave some for me, will 
'ya :-)

> And also, I need to commit my fixes for SM into the image and
> hopefully have time to check that it works. Will try that tonight.

Great, thanks!

   - Andreas

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