[aida] The Weekly Squeak Summary No. 19: May 4 - Aug 16, 2008
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Mon Aug 18 09:54:12 CEST 2008
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. It's been a rather long time since the
last issue because I've been on parental leave for two months...
anyway, here we go again with a slightly longer e-mail than usual.
Highlights of the past weeks:
First, some updates. Monticello 2 is out , and so is Swazoo 2.2
. The former is essentially a complete re-write with an all-new
core versioning mechanism. The latter especially features faster
uploads. The popular "Squeak by Example" book has also been updated -
updated to be available in another language: French !
Some interesting new projects have emerged: at Qwaq, Eliot Miranda is
building an improved Squeak VM called Cog ; and what started as a
coursework assignment at HPI to improve some of the functionality of
JSqueak  has been turned into a SourceForge-hosted project called
Potato : a Squeak VM implemented in Java. Also an, albeit
different, VM, MagLev supports Ruby on top of GemStone/S .
SandstoneDB  is a simple OODBMS based on ideas from ActiveRecord
and Prevayler. Algernon  helps navigating the Squeak image.
The native widgets side of the universe has interesting news. After a
long time, wxSqueak has been updated  - let's hope it's come fully
back to life! SeasideXUL  uses the Firefox XULRunner to support
building GUIs, and one of this year's Squeak-related GSoC projects
 is SqueakGTK.
Squeak has been ported to two more platforms: the iPhone , and WiFiBots .
Last but certainly not least, congratulations to the CMSBox team for
winning an UI usability award !
The past weeks' news items:
 Seaside: your next web framework
 Algernon: your personal assistant for Squeak
 Squeak Etoys - Students Build Their Own Games In Four Days
 Squeak by Example now available in French
 Native look and feel apps with Firefox XULRunner
 16th International Smalltalk Joint Conference - Call for Contributions
 Driving WifiBots with Squeak
 S3 Highlights: Lively, COLA, Huemul, Squeak on Python and more
 German Squeak Association Meeting: Demos
 New Yorkers' chance to see Squeak-based education tools
 Dan Ingalls Interview on FLOSS Weekly
 Gemstone's MagLev presented at RubyConf
 Smalltalk Solutions 2008 - two weeks to go!
 Qwaq developing new fast Smalltalk VM
 Randal Schwartz to join Smalltalk podcast (warning, some
 Squeak on the iPhone!
 Conference News: Smalltalks 2008 in Buenos Aires
 Conference news: C5-09 in Kyoto
 ESUG Awards for innovative software
 JSqueak - Smalltalk interpreter written in Java
 Conference News - Libre Software Meeting, 1-5 July, France
 One stop shop for Smalltalk jobs
 Smalltalk Solutions 2008 - slides now available
 Conference news: ESUG 2008 - more information
 Potato - version of JSqueak from HPI
 Squeak's Google Summer of Code projects
 WxSqueak reaches 0.5
 SandstoneDb - Simple ActiveRecord-style persistence in Squeak
 Get recording your Squeak videos now!
 Plopp featured in MacWorld
 Avi Bryant Interview
 Swazoo 2.2 beta with fast file upload released
 Volunteers wanted for Squeak project
 New Video Tutorial - Squeak Bug/Fix Reporting
 CMSBox wins top usability awards
 All new Monticello 2
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