6 February, 2014
From Clément’s post to the pharo community:
The new Cog memory manager, Spur, is simply *amazing*. I saw at FOSDEM that some of you were interested in it, but unfortunately you were lacking information about it.
I wrote a one page article that sums up Spur’s new features so every one can know what will be better. There’s no VM technical details here, it’s just about what will change for a regular pharo user.
Let me know if you think I forgot yet another feature.
If you have questions, I’ll try to answer, but ask Eliot, he implemented Spur so he can answer your questions much better than I can :-).
27 January, 2014
From: Chris Muller:
It’s ready for your final testing and scrutiny!
Please bang on this! Test it with your apps. Test it in Windows, iOS, Linux. Interpreter and Cog.
Unless we hit any show-stoppers, this will be the one we can call “done.”
Thanks to this great community of brilliant developers for making 4.5 a superb release.
23 January, 2014
It’s time to encourage our best community members to step up and serve. Put your name in the race and get elected to the Squeak Oversight Board. Talk to people – you know who they are – that really should run.
Being on the board is not an onerous job. It does not require exotic technical skills. What it does need is an interest in caring for how the Squeak world keeps going, some time to take part in discussions and occasional debates about what ought to be done with the organisation, and a large cellar of excellent vintages to share when the expansive travel budget provides for a meeting to be held in your chateau. Some of the aforementioned might be exaggeration.
Many of the regulars at posting here [squeak-dev] could be excellent board-members. Please, take a moment to consider running.
19 January, 2014
Clément Béra just posted an excellent article explaining the new Spur Object format. Definitely worth a read!
Find out more about the Squeak VM called Cog and the new memory manager called Spur at Eliot’s Cog Blog.
15 January, 2014
More info here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/5742
Nice work Tim!
24 December, 2013
It was inspired by Dan’s JSqueak/Potato VM for Java, and similarly only runs the old Squeak 2.2 mini.image for now. But I developed it inside the Lively Kernel, which allowed me to make a nice UI to look inside the VM (in addition to all the Lively tools).