Pharo 2.0 Released

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https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5393553

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On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Marcus Denker <marcus.denker@inria.fr> wrote:

We are proud to announce the release of Pharo 2.0!

You can find information about Pharo at: http://www.pharo-project.org

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

Major framework changes too:
UI

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

Developer tools
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– 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

Networking
———–

– Update Zinc
– Zodiac (SSL)

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

Kernel
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– DateAndTime refactoring
– Updated FileSystem and replaced FileDirectory

VM

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

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

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

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