I'm currently working at Ta Mère SCRL a small development shop in Belgium.
We mainly do mobile apps (iOS, Android) for clients. We also have a strong interest in Pharo Smalltalk and Rust.
Once again, the week was very busy in the Pharo mailing list. It seems that Pharo 1.2 release is imminent. I skipped a massive amount of threads in this summary. If I removed something important for you, just shout and I’ll edit this post.
Next week, the Pharo mailing list weekly summary will move to the official Pharo website. Yeah !
Esteban released a new Cocoa VM: 126.96.36.199. This is a non Cog VM. This release adds no feature but small steps are better than big jumps. full thread
Umezawa-san told us that SIXX now works on Pharo 1.2 and Squeak 4.2. full thread
InterpretorSimulator is now working with the latest images. Pavel warned us that it is far from perfect that it should work with small headless images. full thread
Benjamin built a new Morphic widget: “SwitchableTreeWidget”. It should works fine on Pharo 1.2 (expect problems with 1.3). Load it and tell him what you think. full thread
There are plans to bring Pharo in the Apple Store. The discussion moved to Apple vs the rest of the world and the future of computing and licensing questions. full thread
Laurent is doing TDD for GUI development. There are no special tools for this and Laurent struggled a bit with
#visible which always returns true. Ben showed the trick to detect if a window is closed. full thread
Stef tried to install OSProcess in his image and ran into trouble. Beware that you need a VM with the OSProcess plugin. full thread
Alexandre explained different solution on how to run Smalltalk in a web browser.full thread
Hilaire ran into trouble when installing DejaVuBitmapFonts on Pharo core 1.3. Fernando shared the snippet he uses. full thread
Problems with the integration process and the Hudson server for 1.2. The Great and Perfect Release Cycle is not an easy goal. full thread
That’s all folks, see you next week !