[squeak-dev] [documentation] HelpSystem, revision control, and process

Ken Causey ken at kencausey.com
Fri Apr 30 22:10:48 UTC 2010

I haven't been following the HelpSystem discussion very closely so there
is no limit to what I don't know on this subject.  That said I would be
perfectly happy setting up a HelpSystem repository on source.squeak.org.

In general I feel we need to start limiting the contents of the trunk
repository to those packages that compose 'core' Squeak and start
considering add-ons used to build 'basic' Squeak as separate packages
installed into 'core'.  I'm assuming that HelpSystem is something we
would want to include in a 'basic' image, but not a 'core' image.  (Of
course a 'core' ZIP might include ready to load optional packages
including HelpSystem.)


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [squeak-dev] [documentation] HelpSystem, revision control, and
> process
> From: Casey Ransberger <casey.obrien.r at gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, April 30, 2010 3:22 pm
> To: The general-purpose Squeak developers list
> <squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
> Folks,
> I'd like to get a process going around HelpSystem. It doesn't have to be a
> perfect process. We can tweak it as we go.
> How do people feel about having help in the Trunk? It'll allow us to
> document things right along side of our software development.
> One thing worth noting: we can have our HelpSystem "book" in Trunk without
> necessarily having HelpSystem itself in the Trunk; however, if we do it that
> way, we run the risk of changes in HelpSystem on SqueakSource making our
> help content impossible to load. I think having both in the Trunk is a
> really good idea.
> If folks aren't comfortable with having some documentation and HelpSystem in
> Trunk, I'd like to propose opening up a 'docs' SS repository on
> source.squeak.org. We'd lose the ability to track the evolution of our docs
> in the context of the evolution of Squeak, but we'd still have the keys to
> the kingdom (license, code, content.)
> I'd rather not go with squeaksource.com, as I'd like to think that our docs
> should live with the other things on squeak.org.
> As always, feedback is appreciated.
> -- 
> Casey Ransberger<hr>

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