[ANN] Squeak 3.8 (really) final
ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Wed May 25 18:29:28 UTC 2005
Where are the projects with the worlds?
I wrote a gentle introduction for Smalltalk mainly for that and where
are the other
world? My projects are available on squeakmap.
I think that this is important that we keep them.
> The following sites should provide pointers to the download soon
> or the mirror in Magdeburg
> http://squeak.org (Official web site)
> http://box1.squeakfoundation.org:7777/ (beta of new web site)
> Squeak 3.8 is the first release that will continue to be maintained so
> watch for more updates/fixes coming. ENH and larger changes will be
> going into 3.9alpha.
> This image comes with several packages pre-installed, like "Compiler",
> "PackageInfo" and "SUnit" etc. These packages are most likely
> in newer versions when you unpack this image.
> You can easily upgrade these packages using the Package Loader with
> menu choice "Upgrade all installed packages". To do this properly you
> need to answer "yes" when the Package Loader asks for your
> to install the package "Monticello" first.
> Monticello is the premier source code management tool in the Squeak
> community and it is already the de facto standard, so there is no harm
> in installing it. :)
> Do not forget to save your updated image.
> Here's a summary of the major new features in 3.8, copied from the
> "What's New" section in the Welcome Window:
> * The most significant change is the m17n (multilingualization)
> support, UTF-x, multi byte strings etc by Yoshiki Ohshima
> * New translation framework with external translation files by
> Michael Rueger (based on Babel by Diego Gomez Deck)
> * String refactoring by Andreas Raab
> * Support for complex numbers (see class Complex) by Matej Kosik.
> * A new and improved progress bar from Alexander Lazarevic.
> * An added button to the debug notifier window called 'create'
> which simplifies programming "on the fly" by Ned Konz.
> * Support for PNM images.
> * Better inspectors including a specialized one for Sets from
> Peter Keeler and Andrew Black
> * PointerExplorer which is a new way to track parent objects
> from Avi Bryant.
> * Automatic user input to be able to script confirmation
> dialogs etc from John Pierce.
> * Conditional halts using #haltIf: from Marcus Denker
> * A new primitive call controller for disabling/enabling
> plugins by Stefan Rudlof.
> * A reimplementation of Allan Schiffman's timeout mechanism when
> evaluating blocks by Brent Pinkney.
> * Simple benchmarking using BlockContext>>bench from Chris Muller.
> * Simple tracing using Object>>dpsTrace: from Trygve Reenskaug.
> * Latest updates from the SqueakLand/Etoys world.
> * The usual numerous small enhancements and fixes.
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