[squeak-dev] What is the plan for 4.2?

Hannes Hirzel hannes.hirzel at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 06:02:49 UTC 2010

I have thought about it again:

- Documentation
- Package management
- More Tests

Open issues which did not make it into 4.1, more GUI enhancements
(this includes a one-stop place for importing and exporting resources)
and bug fixes.

However realistically speaking  - the process should be driven by the
people who want to contribute code in the areas.

The other approach is just to set a time frame - and then include what
is available at that time.


On 4/26/10, Hannes Hirzel <hannes.hirzel at gmail.com> wrote:
> I checked out the meeting minutes from http://squeakboard.wordpress.com/.
> Meeting Report for 4/7/2010
> April 9, 2010 by andreasraab
> ....
> 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
> Squeak-dev).
> Bert mentioned in a mail on this list that
>       'Package Management'
> could be the grand theme for 4.2
> We now have a nice base system. How do I get things into it reliably.
> In addition some minor things like
> - a registry for the world menu and docking bar / people are working
> on it right now
> - a better worked out way for loading and unloading GUI elements /
> people are working on it right now
> - ...
> - ....
> I think for the discussion it is helpful to mention 4.3 and maybe 4.4 as
> well.
> This will help that for this discussion we can bring up basically
> anything which seems to be useful. Then we can find out what is doable
> for 4.2
> --Hannes
> On 4/26/10, Ian Trudel <ian.trudel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'd be delighted to have a 4.2 roadmap as well and I believe it would
>> be beneficial to the entire community.
>> Ian.
>> 2010/4/25 Michael Haupt <mhaupt at gmail.com>:
>>> Dear all,
>>> my impression is that we've got a gorgeous release with lots of good
>>> things under and above the hood. So far, I'm happy. :-)
>>> But there's going to be a Squeak 4.2, right? Now what's going to
>>> happen to make it happen? What things are intended? Is there even a
>>> consistent overall idea of what should be achieved for 4.2? Is there
>>> any idea? A "vision", so to speak?
>>> I can sense some things, I'd like to have some things. If you ask me,
>>> personally, I'd love to see Squeak 4.2 as the best documented
>>> Smalltalk out there. I'd also like to see more native GUI support, a
>>> JIT compiler, and transparent multicore exploitation. Anyway, I'd like
>>> to see more tests, and a green bar.
>>> Eventually, I'd really really love to have a nice and high-level VM
>>> implementation (both like and unlike PyPy). But that's probably for
>>> 6.0 or so.
>>> Now is the time.
>>> Best,
>>> Michael
>> --
>> http://mecenia.blogspot.com/

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