[Pharo-project] Metacello Configuration Pharo1.2 solo sprint Portland, Oregon ... Saturday and Sunday

Alexandre Bergel alexandre.bergel at me.com
Sat Feb 26 03:30:03 CET 2011

Hi Dale!

FYI, I plan to work on MetacelloBrowser tomorrow evening. Accommodating the issue with automatic addition of repositories and a better management of the comment. And if I find some time, I will implement the OB-like command discovery. Much better than fiddling with the #fillMenu: method. 

I will let you know about my progresses. 


Le 25 févr. 2011 à 22:27, Dale Henrichs <dhenrich at vmware.com> a écrit :

> Okay, okay.... I've been trying to keep a half dozen balls in the air for the last few weeks and what that means is that I don't give enough attention to any of them ...
> Pharo1.2 is close and Metacello is one of the bad boys with the failing tests sooooo, I am going to do a solo sprint this weekend:
>   1. a quick release of Metacello with expectedFailures for the tests
>      that are failing in Pharo1.2. I have already fixed the tests
>      (only test changes are needed), but I now need to port the Gofer
>      changes to Squeak and GemStone which is a bigger job. A quick
>      surgical set of expectedFailures is the best thing to do here.
>   2. in build #57 of Pharo1.2 I noticed some odd things that I want to
>      track down...
>   3. I expect that some of the #57 issues can be revealed with the
>      validator, so I am thinking that I will run the validator over
>      all of the configurations that are used in Pharo1.2 and go about
>      identify and/or fixing the meaningful issues that I find. My main
>      goal will be to repair things that are broken, so I will be
>      reluctant to make semantic changes without checking with the
>      maintainers, but if the problem is really gruesome I will fix it
>      and apologize later:)
>   4. I'm not going to spend a lot of time reading/writing email ...
>      this will be a sprint not a coffee klatch. With that said, if you
>      have a Metacello config issue that is related to Pharo1.2 drop me
>      an email with your question/thought but don't be offended if
>      I don't respond at all or just GRUNT in reply ... I may even take
>      action without letting you know...
>   5. While working on the above task, I will work on the
>      MetacelloBrowser adding menu items for the operations that I
>      performso it will then be easier for other folks to perform the
>      same types of jobs in the future. I may do something funky like
>      hide the menu items behind a boolean so as not to pollute the
>      menu items with a whole bunch of advanced type operations (that
>      will be named poorly:)...
> I realize that I may be closing the barn door after the horse is gone - build 57 is yellow afterall - but cleaning up validation issues is long overdue.
> I don't plan on fixing Metacello bugs unless I find something that just begs to be fixed ... the sprint is mainly about running the validator and cleaning up the real nasty bits and track down the Metacello anomalies in #57...
> Dale

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