|| ||Cees de Groot <email@example.com>|
|| ||Press Release: Squeak version 3.4 released|
|| ||07 Mar 2003 12:50:26 +0100|
On March 5th, Squeak 3.4 was released. This release presents a milestone
in the history of the project, because it is the first release ever that
was created by the Squeak community. It shows that the Squeak community
is active and thriving, and proves that Squeak can and will be
successful without the stewardship of corporations like Apple and
Disney, who have largely sponsored development so far.
Squeak 3.4 is also the first step towards a more modular Squeak. It
supports access to SqueakMap, a package catalogue system that is under
development. With SqueakMap, Squeak users are now able to load
additional functionality from the Internet, much like Perl's CPAN or
Debian's APT system. SqueakMap will make it easier to distribute various
configurations of Squeak, ranging from 'bare bones' (for embedded
applications) to 'all bells and whistles' (for education and new users).
Squeak is a personal multimedia environment aimed at end-users of all
ages, developers, authors, and teachers. Beneath its graphical user
interface, it is powered by a descendant of the Smalltalk-80 language.
Squeak was started by the same people that gave you the graphical user
interface, object-oriented programming, and other goodies, and is
continually evolving with leading-edge ideas.
In addition to providing a personal user environment, Squeak can serve
in various networking structures, ranging from classic client-server
configurations (such as webserving) to peer-to-peer collaboration
environments with 3-D interfaces.
You can obtain Squeak from http://www.squeak.org/.
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