I've released Self 4.4 Beta 1.
Download VM installers for MacOS X and Linux and Clean and Demo snapshots from: http://selflanguage.org/download/
Barring minor fixes, I will reissue this release as Self 4.4 at the start of April. The proper description of Self 4.4 is a revived Self running on Mac OS X and Linux x86 and ready as a base for new functionality.
Self 4.4 will be the first Self release since Self 4.3 which was released in June 2006. In future we will attempt a slightly faster turnaround :)
Please post bugs to the Self bugtracker at http://self.lighthouseapp.com and to this mailing list.
Since Alpha 2 we have changed (this is a quick dump from commit messages):
Changes to SelfDroplet to ensure proper registration of filetype
Minor changes to website
Fix for bug ticket #3 - Compressed snapshots now work on Linux
Fix to UI1 text editing and small improvement to error handling
Fix for bug ticket #2 - Self will now compile on Ubuntu
Fix for bug ticket #1 - Linux: Display will now reopen after saving world in new snapshot
Added -Wno-write-strings flag to GCC compile
Initial copy of Self Handbook (incorporates existing manuals in RST for Sphinx)
Changes for Snow Leopard
Add a nice icon for the Dock in MacOS X
Removed some binaries from the git repository, split sortedList out of the list module.
Fix colorsFor: in 'traits ui2Image' to account for mapped or unmapped
Add PNG support and fix JPG/GIF support in webBrowser
Changed flag to be "-headless" to start image without ui2
Added Chris Double as an AUTHOR
Make webBrowser send Host: header
Add linux build files to .gitignore
Set the module for linux socketConstants
Get builds working under Arch Linux
Add a socketConstants slot for os_file under linux
Fix sockets under Linux
Clarification of copyright AUTHORS to include Sun and Stanford University
Split mirrorProgramming from mirror, so that Klein won't need to file it in.
Clean up and clarification of copyright terms
Source tree cleanup
Fixes to UI1
Starting to refactor the tests to make it easier to use them in Klein.
Also refactored the slotFinder to be iterative instead of recursive.
Made the javaServer stuff file in OK (sort of, I think). It still needs to be filed in from the terminal, without the Self desktop running.
Updated website to Sphinx 0.6.1 and added links to blog
Fixed a typo in some comments, added max: and min: methods to the ordered mixin.
There are lots of rough edges and bugs and missing features, but you can try it out at:
(and the code is at http://github.com/AdamSpitz/Lively-Outliners)
(I've mostly been testing in Safari, though I think it might run OK in Firefox and Chrome. Definitely not IE.)
It isn't much - mostly just outliners, plus a transporter system for filing out .js files. (In particular, there's no debugger; I've been using Safari's debugger.) But I think it's kinda fun to play with.
Compared to Self, this thing is crippled and slow and inelegant... but it runs in a web browser.
If anybody out there is interested in helping me flesh out this system into something more solid, let me know - I'd welcome the help. :) Feature requests, bug reports, and all other comments are also welcome.
Each year, Google selects a number of projects which enhance open source
software and pay students to work on them for three months. Each student
has a mentor from some organization to oversee the work. This year the
various Smalltalk groups decided it would be best to have Esug as the
only organization sending proposals to Google.
After some discussion, it was decided that the definition of "Smalltalk"
should be broad enough to include stuff like Newspeak. In this case,
Self is certainly a Smalltalk. If anyone here has any idea for a project
that fits into the proposed organization, please get in touch with the
administrators listed on that page. The deadline for sending a proposal
to Google is on the 12th. Note that students can also propose ideas and
that deadline is a bit further off.