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

Adrian Lienhard adi at netstyle.ch
Mon Nov 22 13:18:32 CET 2010


me too :)

Adrian

On Nov 22, 2010, at 12:05 , Hernan Wilkinson wrote:

> 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
>>> 
>> ===========================================================================
>>> 
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>> 
>> --
>> Lukas Renggli
>> www.lukas-renggli.ch
>> 
>> 
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