[Pharo-project] start thinking on summer release of Pharo 1.4

phil at highoctane.be phil at highoctane.be
Sun Jun 17 06:44:52 EDT 2012

Who is his/her right mind would be able to make sense of this without
a lot of preexposure? And who the hell are those people?

And figuring out they need to right click, followed by a load
configuration *and* stable version? Followed by a loooong wait. And if
there is no internet, well, it would freeze for a significant while.

That's the feedback I get from people I try to get into the flow. Lots
of blank stares... along the lines of "What the heck are you doing?"


2012/6/17 Esteban Lorenzano <estebanlm at gmail.com>:
> On Jun 17, 2012, at 5:10 AM, Ben Coman wrote:
>> Is Nautilus under any consideration to be the default browser for your summer release at all, or are you firmly committed to OB?
>> I need to know this to continue updating Pharo By Example for 1.4.
> this is an interesting and important issue (much more than codenames, he).
> I will extend my latest answer, using what I know (maybe Benjamin has another idea, and would be good to know it):
> Nautilus is in development, there are some important functionalities that are not there yet, and some others that does not work properly. Refactors and Traits is the most important things I can think of now, but there are probably more.
> Also, Nautilus relies in RPackage, which was not ready for 1.4 (but will be ready for 2.0). And some other packages (like OB itself) can be not-loadable after installing Nautilus.
> To make all of this work in 1.4 can be a huge job (at least for RPackage, it is, I don't know for Nautilus). I know that RPackage cannot be backported without a lot of effort, but I don't know if Nautilus for 1.4 can be adapted to not use RPackage easily (which AFAIK, should be necessary to make it work propertly).
> So, I will like your work (which is IMO terribly important) would take Nautilus. But I also think that loading it for default in 1.4 is probably too much.
> Frankly,  I don't know what to do now :)
> Esteban

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