[Pharo-project] [squeak-dev] New macintosh vm builder & maintainer: Esteban Lorenzano

Hernan Wilkinson hernan.wilkinson at 10pines.com
Mon Nov 22 12:05:21 CET 2010


I joined Lukas thanks... although I was not in that dinner!!! :-)

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 10:49 PM, Lukas Renggli <renggli at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you John for the excellent Mac VMs in the past.
>
> Thank you Esteban for the excellent Mac VMs in the future; and for the
> dinner in Palermo Hollywood last week :-)
>
> Cheers,
> Lukas
>
> On 21 November 2010 22:42, John M McIntosh
> <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com> wrote:
> > Ten years back I took over the role of maintaining the Macintosh VM from
> John Maloney. Dan Ingalls wrote a letter of responsibility for me, which I
> accepted and have strived to carry forward.
> >
> > But it's time to assume a different role and I have asked Esteban
> Lorenzano  to take over the build responsibility. Some of you know him
> already from his role in building Mars for Squeak, his presentations at ESUG
> conferences, and the awards he has won for his technical innovations.
> >
> > It's been a fun decade & three month, lots of versions were created,
> Apple unlike other other OS providers has driven lots of change and
> excitement, now they look forward to an OS-X app store, so it's time for
> someone new and eager to figure out how to address that.  Over that decade
> we've moved from 68040 based machines, thru PowerPC to MacIntel, and from
> OS-9 thru 7 generations of OS-X.
> >
> > On Jan 1st 2011 (or earlier) I  will no longer do builds or officially
> support the macintosh VM, I will of course help Esteban thru any
> difficulties in the migration of responsibilities, and I'll forward that
> letter from Dan, it's steeped with responsibility, a bit of honour,
> expectations of hours (decades?) of work, and I assure Esteban a great
> journey. Today for Esteban I consolidated folders of Squeak VM build
> memories which came to nearly 6GB of stuff, fortunately most of it is
> obsolete because of the Cocoa os-x V5 rewrite.
> >
> > I thank the community for bearing with me for the good times and the
> rough times as I fought the daemons of operating system change, no doubt
> I'll watch how things progress, yet the responsibility for what happens will
> lie elsewhere.
> >
> > Some close friends have asked am I giving up Squeak & Smalltalk? No it's
> just a change of pace, I'll be around to poke at interesting issues, and at
> this time I welcome any paid consulting (Smalltalk or iOS), email me if you
> have leads...
> >
> > Over the years, Viewpoints Research Institute, ESUG and others have
> provide some funding for this work, I thank them for their contributions.
> >
> > Any message of thanks should be send to my wife of 27 years
> cordelia at mac.com who has diligently support my contributions to the
> Smalltalk community and as a non computer person always wondered why?  For
> Sophie we had a saying: "For the betterment of mankind" . For the folks who
> worked on Smalltalk, Sophie, and the OLPC they know why we do this.
> >
> > To the other VM maintainers I thank them for them for the trust that I
> would do the right thing, so for Squeak onward we go....
> >
> > -
> >
> ===========================================================================
> > John M. McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com>   Twitter:
>  squeaker68882
> > Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.  http://www.smalltalkconsulting.com
> >
> ===========================================================================
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Lukas Renggli
> www.lukas-renggli.ch
>
>


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