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

laurent laffont laurent.laffont at gmail.com
Sat Feb 26 08:20:52 CET 2011


Thank you Dale.

Laurent.


On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 2:27 AM, Dale Henrichs <dhenrich at vmware.com> wrote:

> 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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