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

Tudor Girba tudor.girba at gmail.com
Sat Feb 26 07:58:45 CET 2011

Thanks indeed for all this nice work and commitment.


On 26 Feb 2011, at 05:13, Miguel Cobá wrote:

> Thanks Dale
> El vie, 25-02-2011 a las 17:27 -0800, Dale Henrichs escribió:
>> 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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