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Re: [Help-smalltalk] GNU sed 4.2.2 released, and a rant from the maintai
Re: [Help-smalltalk] GNU sed 4.2.2 released, and a rant from the maintainer
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 17:58:10 -0500
I did not realise that Paolo also took care of GNU sed and GNU grep. Job
Squeak and Pharo are good, but GNU Smalltalk does serve a purpose. It is
intended for scripting purposes, which neither Squeak and Pharo, as far as
I know, can do since they are tightly bound to full blown GUI environments.
Paolo also provides lots of help for newbies (like myself), so I hope he
doesn't give up on GNU Smalltalk. Forking I don't believe would be
the right way to go. Jenkins/Hudson ? OpenOffice/LibreOffice ? Nah, I
wouldn't want that for GNU Smalltalk.
On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 2:30 PM, John Cowan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Paolo Bonzini scripsit:
> > I am less pleased to announce that I am resigning from maintenance of
> > GNU sed (after 8 years) as well as GNU grep (after 3).
> If no new maintainer can be found, and especially for sed, I hope you
> will fork the projects. Forking is a last resort, but it has been known
> to get the FSF's attention.
> > I didn't resign commit access for two projects only: GCC and GNU
> > Smalltalk. I still have not decided what to do about GNU Smalltalk.
> Now that Squeak and Pharo are FSF-free, I do not think it makes sense to
> put a lot of investment into GNU Smalltalk. It can always be forked if
> someone wants to do something truly innovative with it.
> Go, and never darken my towels again! John Cowan
> --Rufus T. Firefly http://ccil.org/~cowan
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