Sven Van Caekenberghe-2 wrote > Thanks Jochen, thanks everyone. Great report! Thanks, Sven :) I was thinking in the same direction - that my posts always seem to focus on our work moving forward, and I rarely take the time to do a nice writeup of successful applications like these, of which I've had many.
I was also thinking that many of the recent animated discussions are signs of health in our community because: a) They seem to often involve people that are not regular posters to the list, signaling a potential widening of buy-in b) While our community values constructive feedback (even if it's very direct), it also fiercely protects people who have given us a lot (as evidenced by the overwhelming response to a recent trolling on another ML) c) Maybe most important: they are often about code and infrastructure that didn't even *exist* a few years ago. For example, now we complain about breaking builds; I'm sure we all remember not long ago when there was *no* CI at all to complain about! It seems amazing that the system is as stable as it is considering everything we overhauled/invented, including: streams, http, file system, browser (2x), git support, FFI, changes, catalog, the compiler, GT… For myself, I am clear that any instability is a small price to pay for the power and hope that Pharo offers. Every time I drop out of our live, direct, turetles-all-the-way down into a Ruby script, command line, or configuration file, this is proven again. All we have to do is hang on! It is a well known principle that it often seem most difficult just before success and the difference is who quits and who doesn't :) ----- Cheers, Sean -- Sent from: http://forum.world.st/Pharo-Smalltalk-Users-f1310670.html