[squeak-dev] Meeting Report for 4/7/2010

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Fri Apr 9 18:51:10 UTC 2010


As usual these days, everyone was present in the meeting (Andreas, Bert, 
Craig, Cris, Jecel, Juan, Randal) with Juan being a little late due to 
unforeseen events and a bit of bad luck.

The meeting started with Chris asking for the board to clarify its 
position with regards to Pharo compatibility issues. The board agrees 
that compatibility is both a concern as well as desirable and that we 
should do what we can to avoid superficial incompatibilities. Bert 
pointed out that we have some control over it by adding changes done in 
Pharo for compatibility in Squeak.

We then discussed the current status of joining the SFC. Bradley had 
replied to Jecel’s note and congratulated us on the release and the new 
board. Unfortunately, the message got apparently stuck in the spam 
filters so most of us hadn’t seen it before the meeting. Our next step 
is to get the latest draft from the SFC, review it and then execute it. 
There was no progress on consolidating the financial situation since it 
depends on the SFC membership.

We then discussed our options and Ken’s comments regarding the board 
list rejection policy. After some discussion we agreed that the 
desirable solution is to have some sort of recaptcha for verification to 
contact the board but since nobody was signing up for implementing it we 
decided it is worthwhile to go with a low-tech solution instead and have 
all members of Squeak-dev be whitelisted. That way, at least all the 
known members of our community have a way of contacting the board 
directly. We have contacted Ken regarding this idea and he’s 
investigating the options.

We spent a good amount of time discussing the situation of external 
packages in Squeak. We agree that the current situation is undesirable 
and that hopefully something can be done about this in the 4.2 time 
frame but what exactly that means is unclear at this point. Some ideas 
have been voiced that need to be discussed more widely (i.e., on 

Lastly, Bert and Andreas agreed that they’re going to blow up some crazy 
fireworks on July 4th.

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