A history of Squeak

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Sat May 1 15:32:47 UTC 2004

Hi Guys,

Recently I got interested in doing some statistics on the evolution of
Squeak. As it turned out, trying to assemble the history of Squeak was quite
a bit harder than I expected mostly because I didn't only want to cover the
artifacts (images) but also the evolutionary steps (updates). Fortunately,
with some help I was able to create what I think is a pretty complete
history of Squeak from 1.1 to 3.6 (3.6 because it is the latest official

However, because of the difficulties to assemble the history, I'd like to
ask your help in preserving it. If you have some disk space (~100 MB) please
consider mirroring http://isgwww.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/~raab/squeak/history so
that these interesting bits and pieces don't get lost in the future.

Also, just for the fun of it, I did some statistics on the author initials
ever found in the update stream and assembled a little spreadsheet (in the
"stats" directory) to see who has ever contributed to which Squeak version.
It's pretty interesting to check this out and to see how much was changed in
each version. If you are interested in similar historical aspects check out
the little (rather ugly) stats.st script which does some analysis on the
update stream. And if you find something interesting, let us know ;-)

  - Andreas

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