[Pharo-dev] Pharo 7 changelog proposal

Stephane Ducasse stepharo.self at gmail.com
Tue Dec 25 14:02:50 EST 2018


The logic of the Finder was totally rewritten and it is now A LOT better.
The previous version was a really inheritance from another age :).
Thanks Yoan Geran for his really superb dedication to this task.

Stef

On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 12:29 PM Pavel Krivanek
<pavel.krivanek at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to summarize the changelog for Pharo 7 (based on about 2500 merged PRs, not counting standalone commits to Iceberg and Calypso). If something more should be mentioned, please let me know.
>
> Revolutionary kernel changes
> - bootstrap
> - modular stateful traits
> - traits flattening in kernel packages
> - new sources file for every bootstrapped version, empty changes
> - new class builder
> - binary packages loading (Hermes)
>
> Infrastructure changes
> - switch to GitHub
> - Tonel code format
> - update building infrastructure to Jenkins 2
>
> Code management
> - Calypso, the new system browser
>   - new navigation model
>   - faster UI
>   - tabs toolbar instead of single source code panel
>   - explicit commands instead of duplicated menu and shortcuts
>   - extendable by plugins
>   - suitable for the remote scenario
>   - "dynamic protocols", support multiple tags per method
>   - not required star convention for class extension
>   - support multiple tags per class
>   - visibility option for inherited methods
>   - methods inherited from traits are not shown by default
>   - variable view as the special mode for method group view.
>   - better keyboard navigation
>   - and many more
>
> Iceberg
> - a new friendly user interface
> - simplification of solving problems with repositories
> - workflow simplification
> - better GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab support
> - improved code merging and comparisons
> - new code serialization format (Tonel)
> - repositories metadata
> - documentation
> - better error handling, tags support
> - improved Iceberg-Metacello integration
> - credentials store
>
> Cleanups
> - remove Nautilus
> - remove UpdateStream
> - remove all Configurations
> - remove ShoreLine-Report
> - remove TxText
> - remove PluggableTabBarMorph
> - remove the old Compiler
> - remove Watery theme
> - remove Versionner
> - remove Komitter
> - remove LegacyWeakSubscription
> - continue on deprecation of FileStream
> - dead code cleanups
> - code organization cleanups
> - unify categorization of common methods
> - cleanups of object inspection protocol
> - start with Ring deprecation
> - better structure of packages
> - package comments
>
> Updates
> - Zinc
> - Epicea
> - FFI
> - Metacello
> - Fuel
>
> New
> - Calypso
> - integrate WebBrowser
> - integrate ReferenceFinder
> - Hermes
> - Refactoring 2
> - Commander
> - ClassAnnotation
>
> Spec
> - ComposableModel renamed to ComposablePresenter
> - new calendar presenter
> - Spec-Demo
> - improve Spec linking to domain models
>
> Look & Feel
> - use the white theme by default
> - improve themes switching
> - main menu bar
> - new window management shortcuts
> - better support of fallback bitmap fonts
> - improved Inspector refreshing
> - Spotter is looking for opened windows
> - display scale factor
> - FastTable improvements
>
> VM interface
> - DoubleWord and DoubleByte arrays
> - add EncoderForSistaV1
> - read-only literals support
> - improvements and fixes for 64-bit support
> - fixes for FullBlockClosure
> - support of the new bytecode set
>
> Reflectivity
> - breakpoints improvements
> - test coverage using metalinks
> - reflectivity and metalinks improvements
>
> Other
> - startup running in a fresh process
> - better pin messages
> - NewValueHolder and Model API unification
> - better working and image directories meaning separation
> - SortFunctions composable
> - better OSWindow support
> - convert rules to the Renraku architecture
> - class and method comments improvements
> - extensible Playground (pageActionOrder:)
> - optional password management for command line handlers
> - system dependencies tests
> - unify way to obtain package manifests



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