[Pharo-dev] State of Pharo in comparison with the "Pharo vision" document

Ben Coman btc at openinworld.com
Tue Jul 19 19:44:57 EDT 2016


On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 5:59 AM, Julien Delplanque <julien at tamere.eu> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> For a university project I need to write a little about Pharo.
> I found the "Pharo vision" document [1] and I am curious about
> the actual state of Pharo in comparison with it.
>
> I have seen some things on the mailing list but I would like some
> help to gather the state of each goal described in "Pharo vision"
> version 1.0.
>
> I made a list with the goals and wrote some of the (little) knowledge I
> have about some elements (I also joined it to this mail in case it is not
> readable):
>
> Goals -> State
> -------------------
> 1.  Creation of the Pharo Consortium -> Created
> 2.  Small kernel & validated packages -> ?
> 3.  A Robust and Extensible System Events -> ?
> 4.  Rewrite of Filesystem/Streams -> ?/XStream?
> 5.  Announcements and Ephemerons -> ?
> 6.  UI Canvas for Zoomable Interfaces -> Bloc?
> 7.  Bootstrap of the Core -> ?
> 8.  Fully parametrized compiler tool chain -> ?
> 9.  Packages as real objects -> ?
> 10. Package Meta-Data -> PackageManifest?
> 11. Less Model Clutter and Duplication -> ?
> 12. Building and Reusing UI Logic -> Spec?
> 13. New Network Layer -> ?
> 14. Serializers -> Fuel
> 15. SystemChangeNotifier replacement -> ?
> 16. Cleaning Morphic -> Still valid? (asking because of Bloc existance)
> 17. Everybody should be able to compile VMs -> ?
> 18. VMs identification and regression testing -> ?
> 19. One Unified FFI framework -> Created and still being enhanced
> 20. 64 Bits -> I saw the screenshot on Twitter but what is the state now?
> 21. New Object Formats -> ?
>
> If some of you know the state of one or many of these project and have the
> time to give me some information about it/them, I would be really grateful.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Julien
>
> Links:
> [1]: https://gforge.inria.fr/frs/download.php/30434/PharoVision.pdf

You should be able to get some answers from...
https://github.com/pharo-project/pharo-changelogs
Can you fill in yourself what answers you can extract from that - for
checking, and letting people focus on where there remain gaps in your
questions.

cheers -ben




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