[squeak-dev] [ANN] Magma 1.1

Casey Ransberger casey.obrien.r at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 02:39:13 UTC 2010

Man, he's fast:)

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 6:35 PM, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:

> In conjunction with the outstanding releases of Pharo 1.0 and Squeak
> 4.1, I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Magma 1.1
> release 1.
> Don't be fooled by the grand version number; it's just an increment of
> "1.0 release 44" (details below).  This "1.1" is about compatibility
> with what I feel are these new beginnings in Smalltalk.
>  - Chris
> Changes in 1.1r1 (since 1.0r44):
> - Compatible with Squeak 4.1 and Pharo 1.0 (also compatible with
> Squeak 3.10 and 3.9).  Loads into all images cleanly, with no more
> warnings in Pharo.
> - No longer necessary to disable WriteBarrier to run the tests; if it
> can't be used, just don't rather than intrude on the user.
> - Added MagmaSession>>#fullBackup, for making a quick, convenient
> backup on the server in the same directory as the existing repository,
> but named with its commitNumber as an extension.  This is useful
> insurance for when you're about to run, say, a domain migration
> script..
> - Fix for case using relative-path local locations.
> - Moved MagmaSessionRequest to Ma base additions so that applications
> can be written to to signal MagmaSessionRequests without having to
> load all of the packages associated with Magma.
> - Added MaHashIndex>>#keyCounts to help developers determine
> distribution of keys and number of duplicates, for optimizing indexes.
> - Some other minor fixes and optimizations.
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