[Pharo-dev] [ANN] Pharo 7.0 released!

phil at highoctane.be phil at highoctane.be
Thu Jan 24 06:26:42 EST 2019

On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 11:17 AM Esteban Lorenzano <estebanlm at gmail.com>

> On 24 Jan 2019, at 09:23, Hernán Morales Durand <hernan.morales at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Just want to congratulate for the big achievements in this new release.
> I am trying it right now and it looks very stable!
> Great work guys!
> :)
> Just for the record, I’m using same image since 3 monts (and to do some
> very heavy work).
> And image has not grown more than normal, and everything still works
> smooth.
> So yes, bugs and limitations aside (there will always be one and the
> other), this may be the most stable version we have made since P3 :P

Wonderful. Really.

Stability is key indeed.

Now, how do you deal with freezing images? Because let's be honest, this
happens and is super frustrating.

As the lead engineer on Pharo, you have for sure interesting tricks on that

I have been also frustrated by Epica and code recovery because things
happened that were "weird" (for the lack of a better factual word).
Tricks on that as well?


> Esteban
> Cheers,
> Hernán
> El mar., 22 ene. 2019 a las 10:37, Esteban Lorenzano (<estebanlm at gmail.com>)
> escribió:
>> Pharo 7.0 released!
>> ===============
>> Dear World and dynamic language lovers:
>> The time has come for Pharo 7.0!
>> Pharo is a pure object-oriented programming language and a powerful
>> environment, focused on simplicity and immediate feedback.
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>> This is our most significant release yet. Here are the key highlights of
>> this release:
>> • Pharo is now provided in 64-bit version in Linux and OSX and brings
>> even better performance and stability. The 64-bit version is
>> now recommended for Linux and Mac, and is provided as technical preview for
>> Windows.
>> • Pharo comes with a new version of the PharoLauncher (
>> https://pharo.org/download): THE tool to manage your distributions
>> (access to regular versions, jenkins builds, and older versions).
>> • Pharo build has a fully new build process that supports its full
>> bootstrap from sources. This will enable the production to specific (micro)
>> images.
>> • Iceberg, the git client for Pharo has been significantly improved, and
>> is the default CMS.
>> • Calypso, the angular stone of PharoThings, is the new system Pharo
>> browser. It replaces Nautilus and brings better remote working and more
>> advanced browsing capabilities.
>> • IoT is now an important part of Pharo. Installing PharoThings (
>> https://github.com/pharo-iot/PharoThings) provides an impressive amount
>> of tools to develop applications in small devices.
>> • The unified foreign function interface (UnifiedFFI) for interfacing
>> with the outside world is significantly improved to work properly on
>> Windows 64-bit.
>> Pharo 70’s new infrastructure and process set the stage for a new
>> generation of version.
>> The visibility of GitHub combined with the powerful tools that have been
>> validated with more than one year of beta testing is massively pay off.
>> These are just the more prominent highlights, but the details are just as
>> important.
>> We have closed a massive amount of issues: 2142 issues! (A comprehensive
>> changelog can be found at:
>> https://github.com/pharo-project/pharo-changelogs/blob/master/Pharo70ChangeLogs.md
>> ).
>> While the technical improvements are significant, still the most
>> impressive fact is that the new code that got in the main Pharo 7.0 image
>> was contributed by more than 75 people.
>> Pharo is more than code. It is an exciting project involving energetic
>> people. We thank all the contributors of this release:
>> Gabriel Omar Cotelli, Gustavo Santos, Marcus Denker, Torsten Bergmann,
>> Esteban Lorenzano, Bernardo Ezequiel Contreras, Guille Polito, Pablo
>> Tesone, Yoan Geran, Stéphane Ducasse, Cyril Ferlicot, Vincent Blondeau,
>> Denis Kudriashov, Julien Delplanque, Tim Mackinnon, Max Leske, Andrew P.
>> Black, Tomohiro Oda, Clément Béra, Ben Coman, Eric Gade, Yuriy Tymchuk,
>> Nicolas Cellier, Biyalou-Sama Asbath, Myroslava, Sean DeNigris, Juraj
>> Kubelka, Noury Bouraqadi, Holger Freyther, Geoff Reedy, Norbert Hartl, Paul
>> DeBruicker, Alain Plantec, Martín Dias, Peter Uhnak, Tomohiro Oda, Benoît
>> Verhaeghe, Santiago Bragagnolo, Wouter van Zuilen, Bernhard Pieber, Damien
>> Pollet, Geoff Hill, Hans-Martin Mosner, Ronie Salgado, Philippe Back,
>> Aliaksei Syrel, Dayne Guerra, Rafael Luque, Serge Stinckwich, Vincent
>> Aranega, Hernán Morales Durand, Petr Fischer, Rajula Vineet Reddy,
>> Alexandre Bergel, Esteban A. Maringolo, Jan Blizničenko, Johan Brichau, Luc
>> Fabresse, Quentin Ducasse, Sébastien Roccaserra, Stephan Eggermont, Sven
>> Van Caekenberghe, Takano Mitsuhiro, Pavel Krivanek, Allex Oliveira,
>> Christophe Demarey, Lionel Akue, Nicolai Hess, Martin McClure, Alistair
>> Grant, Pierre Tsapliayev, Milton Mamani, Matteo Marra, Thomas Dupriez,
>> Asbathou Biyalou-Sama.
>> (If you contributed with Pharo 7.0 development in any way and we missed
>> your name, please send us a mail and we will add you).
>> Enjoy!
>> The Pharo Team
>> Try Pharo: http://pharo.org/download
>> Learn Pharo: http://pharo.org/documentation
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