The Weekly Squeak Summary No. 21: Feb 1, 2009 - Dec 26, 2010

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The Weekly Squeak Summary No. 21: Feb 1, 2009 - Dec 26, 2010

Michael Haupt-3
Dear Squeakers,

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

This time, almost a year has passed since the last edition. Why is
that? Things got off my mind a bit, which I apologise for, but also,
there hasn't been too much traffic on The Weekly Squeak: for a blog
with that name, 34 posts in 11 months are less than weekly.

And why is *that*?

However it may be: the Pratchett-style "I ATEN'T DEAD" sticker is not
yet required to make sure people don't get things wrong (there are
rumours ...), but couldn't the community do better in terms of
bringing developments to public attention? If you have an interesting
project that you are about to release, or if you want to convey
anything else of relevance, drop the news team a note via the contact
information available at


Highlights of the past year (sigh):

People can rejoice in new releases of Squeak [8], Seaside [25], and
Etoys [27]. Documentation is enriched by another book on Seaside [3],
and a whole bunch of video tutorials [9]. Underlying technology is
advancing, with the Cog VM (Squeak on a JIT compiler!) [18], and the
(still experimental but very promising) RoarVM which makes Squeak
scale on multicores [30] (imagine those two getting married). Finally,
there is - among other things, but at last - a UI builder for Morphic

Two successful conferences have been held; Squeakfest at the
University of North Carolina [12], ESUG in Barcelona [26], and
Smalltalks in Buenos Aires [31]. Argentina seems to be steadily
developing into something like the hot plate of Smalltalk technology.

It looks like a successful year, doesn't it?

The past year's (sigh) news items:

[1] Squeak on Android

[2] Squeak Board candidates wanted

[3] Dynamic Web Development with Seaside

[4] Google Summer of Code - candidates needed at once!

[5] ESUG accepted for Google Summer of Code

[6] Call for students for Google Summer of Code

[7] Final preparation for 4.1 now under way

[8] Squeak 4.1 released

[9] Squeak Video Tutorials, 74 and counting!

[10] ESUG 2010 Conference - in Barcelona

[11] Workshop on Self-Sustaining Systems 2010

[12] Squeakfest 2010 - University of North Carolina

[13] Google Summer of Code - work begins!

[14] All you ever heard about graphics anti-aliasing is wrong!

[15] JNIPort: Running Java from Squeak

[16] Squeak running on iPad

[17] Calling all Smalltalkers!

[18] A newer, faster computer – for free!

[19] Smalltalk: the past, the present, and the future?

[20] Seaside 3.0rc – One Click Image

[21] Google buys (part of) Instantiations

[22] Squeak 4.1 in production use

[23] ESUG Innovation Technology Awards – sneak preview

[24] And this time we mean it…

[25] Seaside 3.0 released

[26] ESUG 2010 – Best Conference Ever?

[27] Etoys 4.1 now available

[28] Design Principles Behind Smalltalk

[29] Tab Completion returns to Squeak

[30] Hear the Mouse Roar on Multi-Core!

[31] Smalltalks 2010 – conference report

[32] New tools for Squeak

[33] The Return of the Connectors

[34] An early Christmas present from Aida

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