[Newbies] The Weekly Squeak Summary No. 17: Jan 13 - Mar 22, 2008
mhaupt at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 08:58:10 UTC 2008
welcome to the Easter edition of The WeeklySqueakSummary, an irregular
traffic-dependent report on what's going on in the world of Squeak
based on the WeeklySqueak blog.
Highlights of the past weeks:
There is a whole bunch of very interesting (not just software)
releases... Squeak 3.10 , Sophie 1.0 , a multi-threaded Squeak
VM called Hydra , the Squeak by Example book's second edition
(nowadays, people tend to call such things 2.0 or the like... I prefer
to stick with the old-fashioned word "edition") , and a very
extensive book covering the (much more relevant than you might think)
topic of hashing .
The Squeak Foundation has a new board  - congratulations to all
board members (and to the community for their choices)!
Last time, I accidentally posted a "link" to a demo video of the
Lively kernel - it was just a link to an announcement. This happens if
you don't read carefully. :-) The actual video has since been released
Two notifications of acceptance: there will be more Google Summer of
Code projects related to Squeak , and the Squeak VM is now
officially deemed open source by the Debian maintainers .
That last topic (licensing issues) directly relates to the last "hot"
topic: the Software Freedom Law Center has released a guide to legal
issues as occurring in the context of open-source projects . It's
an interesting read, but unfortunately very much focused on the legal
situation in the United States of America - well, you probably can't
The past weeks' news items:
 Qwaq is Hiring!
 Squeak now running on Nokia N810
 Self-Sustaining Systems *Call for Papers*
 Brought to you by ESUG!
 Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS) 2008 - Call For Papers
 Learn Smalltalk And See the World!
 Immersive Education Summit Ad-Hoc Meeting
 The Golight: Tool Support for Test-Driven Development
 XO in the US Virgin Islands
 16th International Smalltalk Joint Conference *Call for Contributions*
 IANAL - But they are! SFLC Guide to FOSS Legal Issues
 International Squeak Live Video Conference Between Nepal and Japan
 Randal Schwartz Talks With Leo about Squeak, EToys and OLPC
 Qwaq releases Hydra multi-core Squeak VM
 Hashing in Smalltalk
 Don't forget to vote!
 The Squeak Foundation Board 2008
 Talk on "Newspeak" today
 Squeak by Example, 2.0!
 Dan Ingalls demos Lively at Google
 Squeak VM now in Debian distro
 Squeak accepted into Google Summer of Code 08
 Squeak 3.10 now released!
 Sophie multimedia authoring environment hits 1.0
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