A history of Squeak

stéphane ducasse ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Wed May 5 17:57:08 UTC 2004

Just for the record. I imported nearly all the Squeak code in VW 
because our tool is in VW
and we are planning to make all kinds of experience with it. (ok this 
is more than a year that we
are planning that but my feeling is that we will start soon). So thanks 
andreas I will check with my personal collection and fill the holes I 

This was fun to go back to a system with no exception...or mangled set 
and dictionary classes.


On 1 mai 04, at 17:32, Andreas Raab wrote:

> 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
> release).
> 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 ;-)
> Cheers,
>   - Andreas

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