Lawson English | 1 Mar 01:03 2012
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Re: can this be done via modification to the Squeak/Pharo IDE?

On 2/29/12 4:14 PM, Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
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> For the original question: "can this be done via modification to the
> Squeak/Pharo IDE?".  Even though some Squeak tools, and Etoys, do
> possesses the potential to be the basis of such dynamic environment,
> if the word "this" in the question really means what he actually does,
> the answer would be different.  What he actually does takes absolute
> attention to any detail and the ability of explaining things clearly,
> and uber-programming ability combined in one person.

All of those attributes and abilities can be improved with practice, of 
course, and they enhance each other: the uber-programmer knows what he 
wants to do and creates tools to do it, which also happens to enable the 
uber-presenter to make a more clear presentation.

However, we can't all be uber-presenters  AND uber-programmers, so 
having the right tools available will enable people with lesser talents 
to accomplish related goals.

L.

Igor Stasenko | 1 Mar 01:26 2012
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Re: can this be done via modification to the Squeak/Pharo IDE?

On 28 February 2012 01:46, Lawson English <lenglish5 <at> cox.net> wrote:
> http://vimeo.com/36579366
>
> Lawson
>

now after i found time to watch this video, i can comment on it :)

Strangely enough, but i was driven by the very same idea when i first
found squeak and joined community.
I imagined the scene with animation, like a bullet leaving the gun and
flying towards its victim, and i wanted to give an
artist/designer/engineer to
be able to stop the scene at any moment, interact with objects, like
inspect their properties, allow them to change the code and then
continue again.

What i seen in those days, that smalltalk is much more enabling
environment for doing that, than anything else!
And i still keep that idea in mind, every time i doing something, be
it VM, FFI or Morphic or OpenGL or bug fixes..
every single step gets me a bit closer to this.. even if i won't be
able to work on this thing directly, i trying to push things in
direction which would allow
others to get to that point.

So, i think Lawson, this is my answer to your question.

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Best regards,
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David T. Lewis | 1 Mar 02:10 2012
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Re: Jenkins now live

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 10:03:12AM -0500, Chris Cunnington wrote:
> http://76.74.255.163:8080/
> 
> Our Jenkins server is now live. 
> 
> I'll get it running behind squeakci.org. Then I'll configure the Workspace, zip files, and directories,
so that users
> can cut an paste Smalltalk or Codex (the Mason build system DSL) into a window to have a Squeak 4.3 image 
> execute, run tests, create a zipped deliverable, etc. 
> 
> I'm about four weeks ahead of schedule, as I said I'd get this done after Smalltalk Directions. 

Very encouraging, thanks for the update!

Dave

Chris Muller | 1 Mar 06:29 2012
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my principle (was: can this be done)

Bret encouraged people to "have a principle" and, it turns out, I seem
to have one.

      "Ensure computers serve humans, not vice-versa."

Chris Muller | 1 Mar 06:30 2012
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Re: my principle (was: can this be done)

Rats!  I meant to click "Save" not "Send".  I do not have time to
elaborate at this moment, please diesregard.

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM, Chris Muller <asqueaker <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Bret encouraged people to "have a principle" and, it turns out, I seem
> to have one.
>
>      "Ensure computers serve humans, not vice-versa."

Igor Stasenko | 1 Mar 06:36 2012
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Re: Re: my principle (was: can this be done)

On 1 March 2012 07:30, Chris Muller <asqueaker <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Rats!  I meant to click "Save" not "Send".  I do not have time to
> elaborate at this moment, please diesregard.
>
No need to elaborate.
Principle is not a principle if you need too many words for describing it :)

> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM, Chris Muller <asqueaker <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>> Bret encouraged people to "have a principle" and, it turns out, I seem
>> to have one.
>>
>>      "Ensure computers serve humans, not vice-versa."
>

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Best regards,
Igor Stasenko.

Lawson English | 1 Mar 06:38 2012
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reddit link for a squeak how-to please vote

http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/qcjo9/meta_howto_figuring_out_how_to_use_an

Squeak is often used as a prototyping system for graduate students and 
professors, who are often notoriously bad at providing documentation. 
This video shows one of an infinite number of possible ways of using the 
Squeak IDE to figure something out: specifically, given a node in a 
graph built from the Connectors package, how does one figure out what 
that node is connected to?

Please vote, thanks.

L.

dimitris chloupis | 1 Mar 09:18 2012
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Re: Re: my principle (was: can this be done)


>     "Ensure computers serve humans, not vice-versa."

Thats certainly a principle , but serving computers is far rewarding. They also less like to complain, demand the impossible, and create an unexpectable mess of things.

Actually serving computer is the one thing that makes me love coding, that is something I can rely on that will give back the results I expect unless I do something stupid, in which case it wont annoy me with rude comments just let take my time and correct my mistakes.  Without saying I don enjoy and take pride when people use my code and find useful. But I love to code because I love computers and love to improve them.

Regarding the video itself, its the direction I want to go with my "Ephestos" project, combine visual programming and live coding, he definitely has some great ideas that I would love to try to implement. 

The problem with innovation is that is not driven by need and most of the time the benefits are not obvious. GUIs for example took decades to take off and even computers were for decades considered nothing more than computational devices . But when an innovation stands the test of time and proves its worth , living without it, is just unthinkable.


H. Hirzel | 1 Mar 11:36 2012
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Re: OmniBrowser (Re: Some Community numbers)

On 2/25/12, Colin Putney <colin <at> wiresong.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:50 PM, H. Hirzel <hannes.hirzel <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello Colin,
>>
>> That is good news. Is the GUI now ToolBuilder based?
>
> Yup. It requires a few patches to Morphic and some extensions to
> ToolBuilder, which I'll roll into the trunk when they're ready.
>
> Colin
>

This might be a reason to go for a release 4.4 after that.

--Hannes

Stéphane Rollandin | 1 Mar 12:48 2012
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Re: can this be done via modification to the Squeak/Pharo IDE?

> http://vimeo.com/36579366
>
> Lawson

I did not care to start watching a 54 minutes video just to know what 
you are talking about.

I think it would be adequate to describe the topic of your post with a 
few sentences along the video link. The link alone, it feels a bit like 
spam to me.

No offense intended,

Stef


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