[Pharo-users] Thanks for Pharo

Marcus Denker marcus.denker at inria.fr
Mon Oct 19 09:59:13 EDT 2015

> On 19 Oct 2015, at 15:39, Jimmie Houchin <jlhouchin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/18/2015 11:51 AM, Ben Coman wrote:
>> Thanks very much for your thoughts Jimmie.  Day to day, its easy to
>> take for granted what we have.
>> On Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 6:14 AM, Jimmie Houchin <jlhouchin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Sometimes conversations revolve around perceived deficiencies in Pharo. What
>>> Pharo is missing. Or what Pharo doesn't do as well as my previous language,
>>> my favorite language, my other language, etc... These conversations are
>>> necessary to understand where Pharo is and to provide understanding on where
>>> Pharo needs some work.
>>> However, not enough gets said sometimes for all the goodness Pharo already
>>> provides and thanks to all of those who have contributed over the years to
>>> Smalltalk/Pharo.
>>> I know sometimes we get stuck in the minutiae and lose the big picture.
>>> I just want to say thanks to all that have contributed to Pharo in big and
>>> small way. Thank you.
>>> A special thanks to Stef, Marcus and company who have been working hard on
>>> this all the way back when it was still Squeak. Who had a vision for a
>>> clean, empowering, business ready, vision fulfilling Smalltalk inspired tool
>>> we call Pharo. Thanks.
>> Stef's "Pharo Vision" [1] document was a big part of what drew me to
>> Pharo.  Not necessarily what was in it, but more just that there was
>> such a vision.
>> [1] https://gforge.inria.fr/frs/download.php/30434/PharoVision.pdf
> Absolutely. This is a very important thing. A vision that moves the community and project forward is exceptionally important.
> To me  a project without a vision statement or at least a roadmap is direction less and quite possible dying. Show me some life before I invest my time.

We (Doru and me) will write a new roadmap over the next weeks… so many things are happening, we need to get the current
planning and how everything fits into one document…


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