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

Previous Topic Next Topic
classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
1 message Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
Report Content as Inappropriate

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

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!

[2] Squeak now running on Nokia N810

[3] Self-Sustaining Systems *Call for Papers*

[4] Brought to you by ESUG!

[5] Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS) 2008 - Call For Papers

[6] Learn Smalltalk And See the World!

[7] Immersive Education Summit Ad-Hoc Meeting

[8] The Golight: Tool Support for Test-Driven Development

[9] XO in the US Virgin Islands

[10] 16th International Smalltalk Joint Conference *Call for Contributions*

[11] IANAL - But they are! SFLC Guide to FOSS Legal Issues

[12] International Squeak Live Video Conference Between Nepal and Japan

[13] Randal Schwartz Talks With Leo about Squeak, EToys and OLPC

[14] Qwaq releases Hydra multi-core Squeak VM

[15] Hashing in Smalltalk

[16] Don't forget to vote!

[17] The Squeak Foundation Board 2008

[18] Talk on "Newspeak" today

[19] Squeak by Example, 2.0!

[20] Dan Ingalls demos Lively at Google

[21] Squeak VM now in Debian distro

[22] Squeak accepted into Google Summer of Code 08

[23] Squeak 3.10 now released!

[24] Sophie multimedia authoring environment hits 1.0

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

Subscribe to the WeeklySqueak RSS feed: http://news.squeak.org/feed/

Happy squeaking,

Announcements and News from the Squeak Community
Squeak: http://squeak.org/
[hidden email]