Pharo 2.0 Released

March 18, 2013

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On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Marcus Denker <> wrote:

We are proud to announce the release of Pharo 2.0!

You can find information about Pharo at:

About this release
All in all, there were over 1600 issues treated in the issue tracker
and 1350 improvements integrated into 2.0.

Major framework changes too:

– Spec
– Widget enhancements
– Layout improvements/cleanups
– Keybindings
– New icons (famfam)
– Growl style notifications
– Revamp progress bar

Developer tools

– Nautilus browser
– Critics browser
– Improved version diff browsing
– Spotlight
– Revamp Code Completion and smart chars
– Interactive navigation using ctrl/cmd+click over classes/methods
– Shout themes
– Andreas profiler


– Update Zinc
– Zodiac (SSL)


– System Announcer
– RPackage replacing PackageInfo
– Command line tools / Headless mode
– Native boost
– Update Ring metamodel
– Fuel serializer
– Freetype fonts


– DateAndTime refactoring
– Updated FileSystem and replaced FileDirectory


– Latests cog builds
– SSLPlugin
– FilePlugin enhancements
– SocketPlugin fixes
– Included libraries: freetype2, cairo


– FileDirectory removed (replaced by FileSystem)
– SmartRefStream and ReferenceStream removed (replaced by Fuel)
– PackageInfo deprecated (replaced by RPackage)


– Zeroconf scripts
– Continuous Integration for every aspect of our release process.



2013 – 2014 Smalltalk Looks up..

March 14, 2013

I guess through 2013 – 2014 we should have a cleaner, resurgent Smalltalk looking at through the clouds into many enterprise desks.

This is cool: bit heretic for the usual client side developer

Great Potential to on the client side.. Will try to have an internal server with some tangible utility stuff in it.

You can try out the browser built in. .. and the code for from Amber is also available as contributed package elsewhere..

Slow progress, but hopefully when it gets done..for v1.0 , probably mid of next year, it will be one great tool for Smalltalk on JVM


Lastly the creaking out of old and bring in the new:

The 2.0 breaks new grounds in a new , cleaner , freeware Smalltalk almost perfect for enterprise works. Guess 3.0 by next year will lop off the remaining rough edges too.


I will try and come out with in-works multi-world tablet IDE beta on top of 2.0 free time permitting…


This is close to what I will have, but cool in aesthetics and nice stuff built out of Pharo by I would say a non-core developer but a biologist..!