[Newbies] The Weekly Squeak Summary No. 21: Feb 1, 2009 - Dec 26,
mhaupt at gmail.com
Mon Dec 27 14:06:21 UTC 2010
welcome to this edition of The WeeklySqueakSummary, an irregular
traffic-dependent report on what's going on in the world of Squeak
based on the WeeklySqueak blog.
This time, almost a year has passed since the last edition. Why is
that? Things got off my mind a bit, which I apologise for, but also,
there hasn't been too much traffic on The Weekly Squeak: for a blog
with that name, 34 posts in 11 months are less than weekly.
And why is *that*?
However it may be: the Pratchett-style "I ATEN'T DEAD" sticker is not
yet required to make sure people don't get things wrong (there are
rumours ...), but couldn't the community do better in terms of
bringing developments to public attention? If you have an interesting
project that you are about to release, or if you want to convey
anything else of relevance, drop the news team a note via the contact
information available at http://news.squeak.org/write-us/.
Highlights of the past year (sigh):
People can rejoice in new releases of Squeak , Seaside , and
Etoys . Documentation is enriched by another book on Seaside ,
and a whole bunch of video tutorials . Underlying technology is
advancing, with the Cog VM (Squeak on a JIT compiler!) , and the
(still experimental but very promising) RoarVM which makes Squeak
scale on multicores  (imagine those two getting married). Finally,
there is - among other things, but at last - a UI builder for Morphic
Two successful conferences have been held; Squeakfest at the
University of North Carolina , ESUG in Barcelona , and
Smalltalks in Buenos Aires . Argentina seems to be steadily
developing into something like the hot plate of Smalltalk technology.
It looks like a successful year, doesn't it?
The past year's (sigh) news items:
 Squeak on Android
 Squeak Board candidates wanted
 Dynamic Web Development with Seaside
 Google Summer of Code - candidates needed at once!
 ESUG accepted for Google Summer of Code
 Call for students for Google Summer of Code
 Final preparation for 4.1 now under way
 Squeak 4.1 released
 Squeak Video Tutorials, 74 and counting!
 ESUG 2010 Conference - in Barcelona
 Workshop on Self-Sustaining Systems 2010
 Squeakfest 2010 - University of North Carolina
 Google Summer of Code - work begins!
 All you ever heard about graphics anti-aliasing is wrong!
 JNIPort: Running Java from Squeak
 Squeak running on iPad
 Calling all Smalltalkers!
 A newer, faster computer – for free!
 Smalltalk: the past, the present, and the future?
 Seaside 3.0rc – One Click Image
 Google buys (part of) Instantiations
 Squeak 4.1 in production use
 ESUG Innovation Technology Awards – sneak preview
 And this time we mean it…
 Seaside 3.0 released
 ESUG 2010 – Best Conference Ever?
 Etoys 4.1 now available
 Design Principles Behind Smalltalk
 Tab Completion returns to Squeak
 Hear the Mouse Roar on Multi-Core!
 Smalltalks 2010 – conference report
 New tools for Squeak
 The Return of the Connectors
 An early Christmas present from Aida
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