Version 3.0.3 of GNU Smalltalk

Release Notes: The command-line option -S was fixed to actually work. GC bugs in SQLite bindings and other rare finalization bugs were fixed. The JIT compiler was fixed. More fixes were made for MinGW compilation. Generational GC is now disabled on Alpha. gst-load has a new command-line option -i to build an image from scratch with preloaded packages. URLs can be passed to FileDescriptor class>>#open:mode:ifFail:. New methods were backported from the development versions. A system-installed libffi can be used and the included libffi has been upgraded to version 3.0.4.

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Release Notes: This is a minor release, mostly consisting of bugfixes in network-related packages. It also includes improvements to the Emacs smalltalk-mode, fixes for platforms with 113-bit long doubles, and fixes to the C binding mechanism. The parser for the Squeak/Pharo format was updated.

Release Notes: Many bugs were fixed. gst-package supports downloading from HTTPS URLs. You can optionally specify a timeout when waiting on a Semaphore. SCGI support was added in the Swazoo Web server. Virtual machine performance was improved on x86-64. Starting from these release, bundled libraries (libsigsegv, libffi, libltdl) are never preferred over pre-installed libraries.

  •  31 Jul 2010 12:27

    Release Notes: This release included fixes to gst-remote and the Emacs mode. Generational GC did not work on the SPARC and is now disabled. When compiling a 32-bit version on a 64-bit system, detection of which packages can be installed was improved.

    •  25 Jul 2010 16:04

    Release Notes: This version includes mostly portability and testsuite improvements. Notable are bugfixes to the graphical interface (VisualGST) and to UDP sockets.

    Release Notes: Remote packages can be downloaded for smalltalk.gnu.org hosted projects. A new browser based on GTK+ was added. A callgraph profiler was added. Incremental garbage collection was implemented. Many other changes were made.

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