[squeak-dev] Squeak 4.3 released

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Thu Dec 29 09:43:22 UTC 2011

Hi guys!

Congratulations for release and I hope you'll soon provide an All-in-One
package too, as there is for 4.2 still linked from Download box on

All-in-one (aka One-click) is important for everyone to try Squeak
quickly, without need to otherwise figure out, how to install Squeak.
How to install an appropriate VM for 4.3? That's something even I don't
know, and yes, I don't have time to investigate that. All-in-one 4.3
would be more that enough for me. And I'm sure I'm not alone.

Best regards

S, Chris Cunnington piše:
> http://ftp.squeak.org/4.3/Squeak4.3.zip
> Welcome to the release of Squeak 4.3.
> There aren’t any applications bundled with this release. Instead of
> working on applications to bundle with the image, core developers have
> been inspired by the Cog virtual machine to look deeply into the image
> for things they wanted to change. As a result, the image is becoming
> smaller, tidier, and nimbler. 
> There are five Welcome Workspaces in Squeak 4.3. The second is called
> Future Directions: 
> - This image is ~15M. If you execute - Smalltalk unloadAllKnownPackages
> - it will become ~10M 
> - A SqueakCore image is available at http://ftp.squeak.org/4.3
> - A reasonable target is the creation of a smaller image, which may be a
> task before the community
> - A place to explore where to make reductions is likely the
> removal/replacement of GUIs
> - Once we have a smaller core image, we can employ Andreas Raab's memo
> [1] on how to load code back into the image. This will be based on tests
> delineating the separate responsibilities of core and application developers
>  [1]]http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/squeak-dev/2010-May/150658.html
> Happy Holidays Hacking,
> the Squeak Oversight Board

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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