GNU Smalltalk 3.2.5

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GNU Smalltalk 3.2.5 has been released at

This is a minor release, mostly consisting of bug fixes.

This is the list of changes in this release:

  • Add Delay>>#value:onTimeoutDo: as an easy way to timeout an operation.
  • Improve Delay and millisecondClock behavior across image save and restore. millisecondClockValue is guaranteed to be monotonic across image save, and delays are restarted when the image is restored.
  • DateTime>>#today will return midnight of the current timezone.
  • DateTime has a new method #asLocal.
  • DateTime>>#readFrom: can read more time formats.
  • Time resolution is now based on nanoseconds.
  • Absolute-time delays (Delay>>#untilMilliseconds:) are precise and not anymore converted to relative-time delays.
  • package.xml files support a tag, like . It can be used to make package.xml clearer for large packages.
  • MethodDictionary is now thread-safe.
  • String>>#% supports string keys, like %(string). They can be used when the argument of #% is a Dictionary or LookupTable. Note that the keys of the dictionary must be Strings, not Symbols.
  • Socket fixes including reporting of EndOfStream on broken pipes and connection resets.
  • Fix the FileDescriptor finalization code to close open descriptors.
  • The system file descriptor of FileDescriptor is set to nil on image restore.
  • The asynchronous event notification has been rewritten. The old version could fail when many file descriptors became available at the same time.
  • DBD-Postgres gained support to bind parameters on queries and various fixes to allow to resume images that use Postgres.
  • Images created with gst-remote can now be resumed.
  • Add #system:withArguments: to avoid using #system: with #% to add arguments.
  • Added Integer>>#printPaddedWith:to:.
  • Added CharacterArray>>#withShellEscapes
  • Added Collection>>#includesAllOf:
  • Stream>>#fold: works correctly.
  • 64-bit integer types are available using CLongLong and CULongLong.
  • gst-blox and gst-browser understand the -i/--rebuild-image option.
  • GObject errors show backtraces.
  • Improvements to multiarch support.
  • CType objects implement #= and #hash, so they can now be used as keys in a dictionary.
  • Floating-point numbers are printed more accurately in some rare cases.
  • Some optimization of OrderedCollection and SortedCollection
  • Selectors starting with an underscore are treated as keyword messages.
  • A new function gst_uint_to_oop is in libgst, and uintToOOP is also provided by the VMProxy.
  • Growing the heap is working again.
  • Various bugfixes.
  • GNU Smalltalk does not run anymore on i386 hardware, an i486 is needed.
  • Slightly faster garbage collection.

The SHA1 checksums are the same than those of gst 3.2.4

Sorry. I have updated the checksum. As all other gnu.org upload the release is signed with my gpg key.

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