[ANN] Magma 1.0r40
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Sun Sep 23 16:21:15 UTC 2007
Sig contributed a simple change that lets you plug whatever dictionary
you want. This is included in this release, so you can set it up as
part of your application-initialization.
But sig's new Dictionary's themselves arrived too late to incorporate
as the default into this release. There is much testing and measuring
and comparing with other Dictionary solutions (such as those from
Martin Loewis) needed before making a switch to a new default Weak
On 9/23/07, Florian Minjat <florian.minjat at emn.fr> wrote:
> Great I'll test it with my app right away !
> Does it include collection optimisation from sig or others ?
> Chris Muller wrote:
> > I am pleased to announce release 40 of the Magma object database for
> > Squeak, offering a significant boost in robustness from the previous
> > version:
> > - No longer constrained by Squeaks 2GB file-addressability, Magma can
> > now support unlimited file sizes (configured out of the box for up to
> > 281 Terabyte sized files).
> > - Full backups are now truly "live", with no pause in service.
> > - There is now support for a "warm backup," for rapid failover capability..
> > - ..and server load distribution for clients that can tolerate a
> > slightly-behind, read-only repository (i.e., for reporting, archive
> > retrieval, etc.).
> > - The MagmaCollectionIndex hierarchy is no longer required on the server.
> > - The server correctly ignores garbage bytes sent by hackers to its
> > listening port.
> > - Other enhancements and some important bug fixes.
> > Nearly every feature and fix has originated at the request of members
> > of the Squeak community. This is your database. I plan to continue
> > supporting, improving, and ensuring you have a good experience using
> > Magma. Please tell me what you need on the Magma mailing list.
> > This one single code-base has been installed and tested successfully
> > in the 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, Tweak, Croquet 1.0SDK and sq3.9-7067dev07.07.1
> > images. Other images may work, I just haven't tested them, you can
> > use the "Magma tester" to find out. In images without
> > MethodProperties (3.7 and 3.8), Monticello will provide a friendly
> > pink warning that a few extension methods will not load. This is ok,
> > just press Proceed. It's better than maintaining different code bases
> > for each version of Squeak.
> > Since its earliest days, Magma has been a "one-click" install and this
> > version is no different. There are three configurations available on
> > SqueakMap and SqueakSource; "client", "server" and "tester". The
> > former simply exclude certain packages that are not needed for that
> > function.
> > - Chris
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