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

Dale Henrichs dhenrich at vmware.com
Sun Feb 27 03:00:28 CET 2011

On Feb 26, 2011, at 5:26 AM, Mariano Martinez Peck wrote:

"solo sprint" hahahaha AWESOME.
Lots of us do solo sprints :)

Haha, but unlike most other solo sprints I'm monkeying with "other people's" configurations:), so I thought it worth the warning:)


On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 8:20 AM, laurent laffont <laurent.laffont at gmail.com<mailto:laurent.laffont at gmail.com>> wrote:
Thank you Dale.


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


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