Smalltalk systems influenced computing like no other technology in the world. You will find many of its ideas in all modern software systems ranging from graphical user interfaces up to mobile devices.
With Pharo-Project we continue with this tradition to provide an inspiring lively object-oriented system but also move Smalltalks ideas to the next level.
Today is the day we release Pharo 7.0 into the wild and again as a free open source gift to the world.
This is yet another major step towards a brighter future for dynamic development approaches.
Pharo 7.0 was realized by a worldwide community of 75 people - taking us over one year of distributed development.
Pharo advanced on many sides. Now we can fully bootstrap into a custom image - including Slots, Metalinks and other meta facilities. New books and tutorials were written about it, it is used in web development, IoT and other. It's already a business driver for several companies worldwide with a growing number of users.
2142 issues solved in general - 762 commits done from my side (astares) alone. Mostly trivial stuff but each still important to cleanup and form a well structured core. Dont know if I could be proud to have climbed to the top in github contribution statistics in this release - personally I will remember the PR's primary as 762 times fighting with the CI infrastructure ;)
Pharo 8 work already started now ... so come in - the water is just fine. Step by step it goes...