[Cuis-dev] On complexity and growing system Was: SqueakComptibilityPackage for 6.2

ken.dickey at whidbey.com ken.dickey at whidbey.com
Tue Mar 5 07:23:24 PST 2024

Goals: simple to explain; simple to maintain; simple to find; simple to 

A possible convention.

In general we are keeping current, but at some point we do an update 
which requires a newer base release or require a package which does 

This splits `Current` from (e.g.) `Stable6.2`.

At this point, we

  [1] create a `Stable6.2` (Stable<vers>) sibling package in Github, mark 
the stable package maximum requirement

  [2] add a reference to this in a StablePackages.md page in the stable 
repo (https://github.com/Cuis-Smalltalk/Cuis6-2) in such a way that a 
simple Package Finder/Browser can scan the page, display the info and/or 
autoload packages into a _user-local_ directory (perhaps 

The user-local ImportedPackages directory does not exist in the 
Cuis-Smalltalk repo, only in the user's local clone.

So aside from the StablePackages.md list, no changes or intermixing with 
official Cuis-Smalltalk repo.

Aside from a bit of tool support, `Feature require: <package>` just 
works as usual.  Each stable repo has its own references to matching 
maintained packages.  Seems explainable.

Other ideas?  I do favor simplicity. :)

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