Thursday, March 23, 2006

Object Arts will pay the development

It's confirmed, Avi Bryant will do the Dolphin port of Seaside.
According to his own words, he is "aiming to have an initial port done by May", so we have to wait until then, and see what "initial" means, and what will be the strategy choosen to continue its maintenance.

However, once again, thanks Object Arts for supporting and investing in the improvement of Dolphin Smalltalk , and thanks Avi Bryant / Smalltought for accepting the work.

We have to sit and wait. We can start a bonfire.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Avi Bryant will do the port?

Considering a post on comp.lang.smalltalk.dolphin, does exists the possibility that OA pays to Avi Bryant to do the Dolphin port of Seaside.
That would be great, considering that, for those who don't know, the original developer would do the port.
Who will maintain the port? Nobody cares by now :-)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

New tides

There has been some new intereset in having Seaside in Dolphin, so we can try to arrange developers and resources to complete the port once and forever (and maintain it forever also ;-) ).

What we need:

  1. A Wiki or some similar collaboration space

  2. A communication medium

  3. A way of automating the conversion of monticello packages to Dolphin PACs

  4. Check the if the Dolphin VM supports everything needed to run the continuations of Seaside2

  5. Developers :-) (few but with criteria)

Notes about reqs above:

  1. This weblog isn't enough, IMHO

  2. May be comp.lang.smalltalk.dolphin

  3. This way we can add third party add ons to Seaside without having to rewrite a possible exporter from Squeak

  4. Continuations was implemented having Seaside1 in mind, I have some problems in the current port, returning to expired or across processes, this is the big shadow that should be cleared, if possible implementing a regression test.

So feel free to post comments here if you want to collaborate with resources or as developer.

Keep the Dolphin swimming.

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