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On the way to GNU Smalltalk 3.3

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I am happy to announce the first alpha release on the way to GNU Smalltalk 3.3.

GNU Smalltalk 3.0b

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GNU Smalltalk 3.0b will shortly be available from

    ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/smalltalk/smalltalk-3.0b.tar.gz

Like GNU Smalltalk 3.0a, this release of GNU Smalltalk includes support for Seaside. It includes the following changes compared to GNU Smalltalk 3.0a:

GNU Smalltalk 2.95e

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The release can be downloaded from

    ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/smalltalk/smalltalk-2.95e.tar.gz

The new release includes the following changes:

  • Fixed race conditions in Semaphores and Delays.
  • Converted kernel to new syntax.
  • Fixed off-by-one error in regex and support case-insensitive regex matching.
  • Now breaks hard links when saving images.
  • Stronger error recovery in the parser.
  • Made #asRegex unnecessary for string literals used as regular expressions.
  • Fixes for compilation on Intel Macs and for 64-bit cleanliness.

GNU Smalltalk 2.95d

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The release can be downloaded from

ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/smalltalk/smalltalk-2.95d.tar.gz

The new release includes the following changes:

  • Bugfixes from 2.3.6.
  • Rewritten DBI library with support for MySQL and Postgres, contributed by Mike Anderson.
  • The ZLib deflation stream was rewritten and supports partial flushing.
  • Added parser written in Smalltalk for GNU Smalltalk 3.0 syntax.
  • Faster package loading, does not need InfoZIP anymore except when building gst.
  • Stricter argument check for #copyFrom:to: and #copyFrom:.

GNU Smalltalk 2.95c

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The release can be downloaded from

     ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/smalltalk/smalltalk-2.95c.tar.gz

This new beta includes the following features:

  • Faster startup for gst-load, gst-sunit, gst-blox, gst-package
  • Source code tool installed as gst-convert, supports Squeak and SIF input, filtering by class or category, rewrite rules.
  • New packages DebugTools, Complex, Digest
  • Bug fixes for the .star package system.
  • Improved MinGW support (untested).
  • Improved documentation (from Stephen Compall).
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