[squeak-dev] squeaking along
hannes.hirzel at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 09:00:58 UTC 2010
On 4/30/10, Squeak List <squeaklist at yahoo.com> wrote:
> very cool,
> or, if "cool" is the "wrong" word, how about something like: "thank you"?
Yes, I'd like to join saying thank you to Andreas for taking the
energy for the two design criteria write-ups this week which elaborate
on and summarize the discussions we had
1) Annotations for Service Discovery
April 27, 2010 by andreasraab
There has been an interesting discussion going on in squeak-dev about
“annotations for service discovery”. Stated simply, the problem is how
a third party package can safely extend system-level services in the
face of rapid evolution of the underlying system. In Squeak, this
mostly affects the following three areas:
* Preferences. Packages often want to show preferences in the
standard preferences tools.
* File services. Packages that provide services to operate on
files, need to register these.
* Menu items. Packages providing UI elements want to register
these with the proper menus.
2) Measuring Simplicity
April 30, 2010 by andreasraab
* Conceptual Simplicity, measuring how many entities we need to
understand what the software does,
* Interface Simplicity, measuring how many entities we need to
understand how to use the software, and
* Implementation Simplicity, measuring how many entities we need
to understand how the software does it.
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