GNU Smalltalk 3.2.1

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GNU Smalltalk 3.2.1 has been released at

This is mostly a bugfix release, though it does have a few visible changes.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed bugs in the distributed gnu-smalltalk.pc file.
  • Improved portability to Solaris.
  • Many bug fixes to UDP sockets. In particular, datagrams received from a socket can be placed directly onto another socket using #nextPut:.
  • Each test in the testsuite has a 1-minute timeout.

Other changes:

  • All built-in packages can be disabled with a configure option like --disable-gdbm or --disable-complex.
  • All tools support --verbose.
  • Many improvements and bugfixes to VisualGST.
  • The undocumented DynamicVariable class in GNU Smalltalk 3.2 is now documented, but it had a small change in the implementation. The #defaultValue class method is not present anymore, and is replaced by #valueIfAbsent:. Subclasses can override #value to obtain the effect of #defaultValue. The class has also been rewritten and is much faster now.

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