The Weekly Squeak Summary No. 17: Jan 13 - Mar 22, 2008

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The Weekly Squeak Summary No. 17: Jan 13 - Mar 22, 2008

Michael Haupt-3
Dear Squeakers,

welcome to the Easter edition of The WeeklySqueakSummary, an irregular
traffic-dependent report on what's going on in the world of Squeak
based on the WeeklySqueak blog.

Highlights of the past weeks:

There is a whole bunch of very interesting (not just software)
releases... Squeak 3.10 [23], Sophie 1.0 [24], a multi-threaded Squeak
VM called Hydra [14], the Squeak by Example book's second edition
(nowadays, people tend to call such things 2.0 or the like... I prefer
to stick with the old-fashioned word "edition") [19], and a very
extensive book covering the (much more relevant than you might think)
topic of hashing [15].

The Squeak Foundation has a new board [17] - congratulations to all
board members (and to the community for their choices)!

Last time, I accidentally posted a "link" to a demo video of the
Lively kernel - it was just a link to an announcement. This happens if
you don't read carefully. :-) The actual video has since been released
[20].

Two notifications of acceptance: there will be more Google Summer of
Code projects related to Squeak [22], and the Squeak VM is now
officially deemed open source by the Debian maintainers [21].

That last topic (licensing issues) directly relates to the last "hot"
topic: the Software Freedom Law Center has released a guide to legal
issues as occurring in the context of open-source projects [11]. It's
an interesting read, but unfortunately very much focused on the legal
situation in the United States of America - well, you probably can't
blame them.

The past weeks' news items:

[1] Qwaq is Hiring!
    http://news.squeak.org/2008/01/16/qwaq-is-hiring/

[2] Squeak now running on Nokia N810
    http://news.squeak.org/2008/01/18/squeak-now-running-on-nokia-n810/

[3] Self-Sustaining Systems *Call for Papers*
    http://news.squeak.org/2008/01/21/self-sustaining-systems-call-for-papers/

[4] Brought to you by ESUG!
    http://news.squeak.org/2008/01/23/brought-to-you-by-esug/

[5] Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS) 2008 - Call For Papers
    http://news.squeak.org/2008/01/25/dynamic-languages-symposium-dls-2008-call-for-papers/

[6] Learn Smalltalk And See the World!
    http://news.squeak.org/2008/01/26/learn-smalltalk-and-see-the-world/

[7] Immersive Education Summit Ad-Hoc Meeting
    http://news.squeak.org/2008/02/03/immersive-education-summit-ad-hoc-meeting/

[8] The Golight: Tool Support for Test-Driven Development
    http://news.squeak.org/2008/02/07/the-golight-tool-support-for-test-driven-development/

[9] XO in the US Virgin Islands
    http://news.squeak.org/2008/02/12/xo-in-the-us-virgin-islands/

[10] 16th International Smalltalk Joint Conference *Call for Contributions*
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/02/14/16th-international-smalltalk-joint-conference-call-for-contributions/

[11] IANAL - But they are! SFLC Guide to FOSS Legal Issues
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/02/15/ianal-but-they-are-sflc-guide-to-foss-legal-issues/

[12] International Squeak Live Video Conference Between Nepal and Japan
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/02/17/international-squeak-live-video-conference-between-nepal-and-japan/

[13] Randal Schwartz Talks With Leo about Squeak, EToys and OLPC
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/02/20/randal-schwartz-talks-with-leo-about-squeak-etoys-and-olpc/

[14] Qwaq releases Hydra multi-core Squeak VM
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/02/21/qwaq-releases-hydra-multi-core-squeak-vm/

[15] Hashing in Smalltalk
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/02/25/hashing-in-smalltalk/

[16] Don't forget to vote!
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/03/06/dont-forget-to-vote/

[17] The Squeak Foundation Board 2008
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/03/09/the-squeak-foundation-board-2008/

[18] Talk on "Newspeak" today
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/03/11/talk-on-newspeak-today/

[19] Squeak by Example, 2.0!
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/03/12/squeak-by-example-20/

[20] Dan Ingalls demos Lively at Google
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/03/14/dan-ingalls-demos-lively-at-google/

[21] Squeak VM now in Debian distro
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/03/17/squeak-vm-now-in-debian-distro/

[22] Squeak accepted into Google Summer of Code 08
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/03/18/squeak-accepted-into-google-summer-of-code-08/

[23] Squeak 3.10 now released!
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/03/21/380/

[24] Sophie multimedia authoring environment hits 1.0
     http://news.squeak.org/2008/03/22/sophie-multimedia-authoring-environment-hits-10/

You can find this and much more on The WeeklySqueak blog, the newsblog
dedicated to the world of Squeak:http://news.squeak.org/

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Happy squeaking,

Michael
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