[Cuis-dev] cuis svg plugin
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Fri Jul 16 11:57:47 PDT 2021
Think carefully about the name as there are currently at least 4 different
VM types that can be built on 4 primary architectures (and we'll probably
be starting to talk about a 5th in the next few years)
On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 2:41 PM Juan Vuletich via Cuis-dev <
cuis-dev at lists.cuis.st> wrote:
> On 7/16/2021 2:29 PM, stes--- via Cuis-dev wrote:
> > The reason why I am thinking of making it optional,
> > is because I have observed over the last weeks/months,
> > that the version of the plugin must match the Cuis image;
> > you get strange results when the plugin is installed,
> > and when the Cuis image expects a different version of the plugin.
> But this problems will happen less and less as the stuff gets mature.
> Soon, the only changes to the plugin will be adding new primitives. And
> this won't happen often.
> > In those cases it could be useful from the user point of view,
> > to have a choice between installing the VM with or without the
> > The name for the IPS package could be squeak-VectorEnginePlugin,
> > and cog-spur-VectorEnginePlugin but that is a lot of typing.
> > Maybe squeak-vg and cog-spur-vg where vg would stand for vector graphics.
> Those are much better. Maybe v3-vg and spur-vg will be even better, if
> there is a need to distinguish between the plugin built for v3 and for
> spur VMs and images.
> > ----- Op 16 jul 2021 om 19:20 schreef Juan Vuletich juan at jvuletich.org:
> >> On 7/16/2021 1:54 PM, stes--- via Cuis-dev wrote:
> >>> I've been packaging the VectorEnginePlugin for OpenIndiana as part of
> the Squeak
> >>> VM.
> >>> http://docs.openindiana.org/handbook/community/squeak/index.html
> >>> Based on my observations so far, at first I thought I'd better add it
> to the
> >>> default set of plugins.
> >>> But now I think about making the SVG (scalable Vector graphics plugin)
> >>> The plugin could be installed by : pkg install squeak-svg
> >>> or pkg install cog-spur-svg for the spur VM.
> >>> Is there a serious reason NOT to call the package squeak-svg ?
> >>> I like a short name svg better than a fully spelled out
> >>> Regards,
> >>> David Stes
> >> Hi David,
> >> I think that the plugin could be included by default in VMs, The Mac VM
> >> gets just 2.5% larger with it. Is there any reason for making it
> >> Reasons why I wouldn't call it "squeak-svg"
> >> - It is not squeak specific at all. Currently there's no support for it
> >> in Squeak. I wouldn't prefix it with "Cuis" either, as it is not Cuis
> >> specific, and maybe Squeak could also use it.
> >> - It is not about SVG. SVG is a file format. I Cuis, the file format is
> >> supported by the SVG.pck.st optional package. SVG.pck.st requires
> >> VectorGraphics, but Cuis can do many things with VectorGraphics without
> >> using SVG files at all. I wrote SVG.pck.st to show what
> >> VectorGraphics.pck.st is capable of doing.
> >> The first name I thought was VectorGraphicsEnginePlugin, as it is the
> >> plugin used by the VectorGraphicsEngine class hierarchy. Then I
> >> preferred the shorter, but hopefully still clear VectorEnginePlugin
> >> I hope this makes sense to you.
> >> Cheers,
> >> --
> >> Juan Vuletich
> >> www.cuis-smalltalk.org
> >> https://github.com/Cuis-Smalltalk/Cuis-Smalltalk-Dev
> >> https://github.com/jvuletich
> >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/juan-vuletich-75611b3
> >> @JuanVuletich
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