[Pharo-users] [ann] moose 4.8

Tudor Girba tudor at tudorgirba.com
Fri Sep 13 01:04:20 EDT 2013


We are happy to announce version 4.8 of the Moose Suite:
http://moosetechnology.org/download/4.8

Description
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This was supposed to be a minor release, but in the end it turned out to be
a major release with significant improvements.

The key highlights are:
- Based on Pharo 2.0.
- All built-in visualizations use Roassal.
- Roassal received a significant performance boost and new smart graph
layouts like TreeMapLayout or ForceBasedLayout.
- Roassal uses Athens for nice looking vectorial graphics.
- New charting engine based on Roassal: Graph-ET.
- Glamour changed to enable dynamic scripts, while still remaining backward
compatible.
- Glamour received a RubricTextPresentation for using the new Rubric text
morph.
- Glamour, Roassal, EyeSee, Graph-ET editors are more robust when dealing
with errors in scripts.- New GTDebugger with dedicated workflows for
Announcements, PetitParser and Glamour itself.
- Extended GTInspector for several object types.
- Usable version of GTMetaceller for handling Metacello configurations.
- FAMIX was strengthen to handle functions better in various programming
languages.
- New free type fonts and simpler whitespace-loving theme.
- Lower memory footprint for large models.
- Faster MSE import.

A list of issues addressed in this release can be found at:
http://code.google.com/p/moose-technology/issues/list?can=1&q=status=Fixed%20milestone=4.8


Installation
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The Moose Suite 4.8 comes for each platform as a separate bundle:
- Mac:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18323746/Moose/moose_suite_4_8-mac.zip
- Windows:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18323746/Moose/moose_suite_4_8-win.zip
- Linux:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18323746/Moose/moose_suite_4_8-linux.zip

The Moose Suite 4.8 can also be loaded in a Pharo 2.0 image either from the
Configuration Browser, or by executing the following script:

Gofer new
      smalltalkhubUser: 'Moose' project: 'Moose';
      package: 'ConfigurationOfMoose';
      load.
((Smalltalk at: #ConfigurationOfMoose)
project version: '4.8-snapshot') load


Enjoy,
The Moose Team

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