[ANN] Squeak 3.8 (really) final

Bruce O'Neel edoneel at sdf.lonestar.org
Thu May 26 13:05:41 UTC 2005


All the packages are now built for 3.8.  I'll rebuild them again once
there is a new Full image :-)

All of the packages are now on box1 and at a stunning 35kb/sec the
gerbils are carrying them across the Atlantic to UIUC as well.  

This will (most likely) be the last release we can actually squeeze on
st.cs.uiuc.edu.  As far as I know I've cleaned up as much as can be
cleaned up.  From now on I would have to start deleting the binary
packages from old releases to make space.



On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 03:55:34PM +0200, Michael Rueger wrote:
> Squeak 3.8 is released!
> It was a bit of a long time coming, thanks to
> everyone who contributed in one way or another.
> It is now available for download at
> http://box1.squeakfoundation.org/files/3.8/
> The following sites should provide pointers to the download soon
> ftp://st.cs.uiuc.edu/Smalltalk/Squeak/3.8/
> or the mirror in Magdeburg
> ftp://ftp.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/pub/Smalltalk/Smalltalk/Squeak/3.8/
> 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 available
> in newer versions when you unpack this image.
> You can easily upgrade these packages using the Package Loader with the
> menu choice "Upgrade all installed packages". To do this properly you
> need to answer "yes" when the Package Loader asks for your confirmation
> 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.
> Michael

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