Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pharo 1.1. Setup for Windows

The new Pharo 1.1 release comes (similar to the first version) as a large download: the one-click image with virtual machines for all major platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux).

As before for those who want to use/run Pharo 1.1. on Win32 system only I additionally prepared a smaller installer for the new release. Read more. As ever it is also available on the Pharo project site.

Aida on Pharo 1.1

Not only Seaside 3.0 is running on the new Pharo 1.1. release. Also the Aida Smalltalk
web framework is running nicely on the open source Smalltalk platform. Read more.

Pharo by Example on Amazon

Pharo by Example can now finally be ordered at and therefore also orderable at any bookstore. You can also visit the online version.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunset or Eclipse with Oracle JVM

When you run the new Oracle JVM 6u21 and Eclipse you may encounter frequent Eclipse crashes.

Eclipse launcher (which is written in C/C++) reads the JVM vendor and if it detects a Sun JVM, it adds a necessary memory parameter for Eclipse to function.
Since now the "Java" vendor was changed from Sun to Oracle it crashes.

So the current version of Eclipse does not work with the current version of Java on the most popular platform - at least not out of the box.

There is a bug report already ...

Seaside in Czech

Two new Seaside applications on the radar:

Cycles in your software

Jannik Laval announced a new tool to see your software package structure and to fix cycles between packages. It is based on Pharo and Moose.

Read more.


Andreas announced a new SSL interface for Squeak.

The project page can be found on squeaksource.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Boot Squeak

Intersting alternative to SqueakNOS: Michael van der Gulik describes
a way to boot Squeak
on a tiny core linux.

Thursday, July 01, 2010