[General] More Good News / Call to Action

Juhani Ränkimies juhani at juranki.com
Thu Mar 26 19:43:00 CET 2009

Excellent news!

MIT license is a good choice.I'll try to find time time to upgrade and try
canvas. (I'm currently running on a version from December)


2009/3/25 Dan Ingalls <Dan.Ingalls at sun.com>

>  We have just cleared the Lively Kernel for release under the...
>         *MIT license*
> Yayyy!
> It is our intent now to wrap it all in a shiny new package with canvas
> support, namespaces, wiki work, end-user programming frameworks, the great
> JavaFX experiment, and maybe even a bit of documentation(*).
> *        We need your help*
> *
> *
>@one time or another, the Lively Kernel has run more or less in Safari,
> Firefox, Opera and even Internet Explorer and a JavaFX applet.  And now
> there are both SVG and Canvas versions as well. We need your help testing,
> locating and, ideally, fixing whatever bugs may affect Lively Kernel on each
> of these platforms.  We are not so interested in problems which can be fixed
> simply by getting a more recent version of the same browser, except that we
> would publish them as known problems.  But we are interested in such issues
> as command keys don't work, screen size is wrong, it crashes, etc.
> Our goal is for this release to present all the good stuff we've done, in a
> form that runs on as many browsers as possible, on as many OS's as possible,
> in as many countries as possible.
> The two files to test are the normal and canvas versions of our latest
> sources...
> http://livelykernel.sunlabs.com/repository/lively-kernel/trunk/sourc
> e/kernel/index.xhtml
> and
> http://livelykernel.sunlabs.com/repository/lively-kernel/trunk/sourc
> e/kernel/expt.xhtml
> Note that the system browser (world menu / tools) will allow you to view
> the entire code base.  If you wish to help with bugs, then either send us
> what you think to be a fix, or contact us regarding write access to our
> repository.
> Please send your testing results and suggested fixes, either to me or to
> the list, and I will collect these in a status report and punch list of
> items remaining before we make the release.
> Thanks all
>         - Dan, for the LK team
> (*) If you have developed any useful documentation (such as where in the
> sourcefiles to find various things, etc), please feel free to pass those
> along, and we'll try to fold them into the Wiki and any other documentation
> that we assemble for the release.  Thanks in advance for that too.
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