Today seems to be my Smalltalk-news-blogging-day 😉 It started off with an announcement from Instantiations about plans for the next release. Just a few minutes ago Esteban Lorenzano announced on the Pharo Mailing List that Pharo 8 will be based on Spec 2.0, a new version of the still quite young GUI framework in Pharo. … Continue reading Pharo is moving to GtK3 (finally)
As Adriaan just announced on his blog, VAStGoodies.com was launched the 27th of January, 10 years ago now. But not only that, just a few days before that milestone, another milestone was reached: the 1000th upload! The introduction of VASTGoodies was a much-needed and welcomed addition to the Smalltalk universe. Back in the 2000's the … Continue reading VASTGoodies just turned 10
There are tasks that a developer has to perform over and over again. Whenever you need this particular thing done, you usually just hammer down some code to get the particular task at hand done. So over the years you end up with two or three or even a few hands full of implementations that … Continue reading NeoCSV for VA Smalltalk
Das Pharo-Projekt, das einst mit dem simplen Anspruch startete, die beste Smalltalk-Umgebung zu entwickeln und als open-source kostenfrei zur Verfügung zu stellen, hat auf diesem Weg einen neuen Pflock eingeschlagen. Die Version 2.0 wurde gestern freigegeben. Es wurde viel aufgeräumt, vereinheitlicht und verbessert, aber vor allem wurden weit über 1000 Bugs gefixt: We are proud … Continue reading Pharo 2.0 ist offiziell verfügbar
We've got another sweet episode of Smalltalk inspect over on our podcast page. To start 2013 off we chose to talk to Stéphane Ducasse about Pharo Smalltalk and its almost finished 2.0 release as well as the newly formed Pharo Consortium and Pharo Association, two organizations with one simple goal: accelerate and stabilize Pharo's progress. … Continue reading Smalltalk Inspect interviews Stéphane Ducasse on Pharo
Stéphane Ducasse just announced on the Pharo Smalltalk Users mailing list that the paperwork for joining the Pharo consortium as a business is done. The goal of the consortium is to help finance the development of Pharo by paying at least one full-time engineer and build up (well, in fact there already is a really … Continue reading The Pharo Consortium becomes real
I've mentioned Stefan Krecher's work on GNU Smalltalk integration for Android a few weeks ago and somehow forgot to mention that it's not the only Smalltalk environment that runs on this nice mobile operating system. Just yesterday, I read on The Weekly Squeak that a new version of the Cog VM for Android has been … Continue reading Pharo, Squeak and GNU: Smalltalk runs on Android devices
Pharo Smalltalk 1.4 has just been officially released and the list of improvenments and bug fixes is impressive. Seems they're making quite some progress. I guess it's time to order a time capsule and disappear for a day or two to take a closer look...
So carla and Janko have just finished all that's necessary to apply as a mentor organization for this year's Google Summer of Code. As Janko states on the Squeak-dev mailing list: I think we have quite some chance, specially because we collected and very well described 22 project ideas: http://gsoc2012.esug.org/ideas There is still a time for ideas, … Continue reading Application for GSoC is done!
Stephane just announced that registration as well as providing talks is open now. The Pharo core team organises a Pharo Conference hosted at INRIA Lille Nord Europe located at Villeneuve D'ascq (close to Lille). Pharo is an open-source Smalltalk http://www.pharo-project.org The goals of the conference is to bring companies, developers and users together. You are … Continue reading Register or Submit talks for the Pharo Business Conference in May 2012