[squeak-dev] [ANN] Magma 1.1

Hannes Hirzel hannes.hirzel at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 07:56:23 UTC 2010

Thank you Chris for your fast action and keeping up this work.

As a convenience, could you please give the installer string for Magma

   Installer ......

I have never used Magma - is there something like a 'quickstart' guide.

Thank you

On 4/21/10, Casey Ransberger <casey.obrien.r at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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