[Pharo-project] VM , modules, packages and plugins

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 05:50:50 EDT 2012

On 28 June 2012 04:03, Schwab,Wilhelm K <bschwab at anest.ufl.edu> wrote:
> I agree, except for silent updates.  One should at know what is happening, and further be able to run a "broken" mixture, if only for debugging.

i just mentioned silent updates to demonstrate what current practices
are, and where we are comparing to it
 by throwing errors with no information, leaving users clueless what
might be causing it.

> ________________________________________
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> Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:48 PM
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> Subject: [Pharo-project] VM , modules, packages and plugins
> Seeing another thread about "is XYZ plugin there or not" or "what may
> cause prim fail"
> i REALLY suggest that we should stop and think..
> This plugin's usage logic is inherently flawed.. (or i would say outdated)
> What i would like to see one day is when i installing new code into
> image, it pops up a message:
> "Your VM missing an XYZ plugin for running this cool code, would you
> like to download and install it? Yes No "
> In case of Pharo, we should really start thinking about delivering
> quality grade solutions, not something
> which might work if you properly jump 2 times and whistle 7 times
> while faced North"...
> Look at what the practices which become common today in modern
> browsers, and OSes - they updating themselves without a notice
> and just asking you to restart it time to time. Why we cannot do the same?
> --
> Best regards,
> Igor Stasenko.

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko.

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