Read Dan Ingalls' announcement for version 3.0
Last updated at 2:45 pm UTC on 16 January 2006
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 03:24:03 -0800
From: Dan Ingalls
Subject: Preliminary release of Squeak3.0 available for test
Well, wouldn't you know it, our update server went out this morning, so progress has been a bit rough. Inspired by all the help you folks have given, though, I've completed the core process and have something for you to play with. On the UIUC server in the Smalltalk/Squeak/3.0 directory, you should find...
Mac users can just fetch the last which is a self-extracting archive with all three files. Other users should fetch the first three files and decompress them with Squeak's decompression available in the FileList. Squeak 3.0 should all run OK with a 2.9 VM, with the exception of a few spiffy features like OS drag-and-drop.
It was a push just to assemble all the updates(without the servers and associated tools, so I have not had a chance to pretty-up the opening screen and associated documentation. However it is, as promised, our first Morphic out-of-the-box release. The first thing to do is check the intergrity of the new system as a whole, and then we can get into tweaking.
It was my goal that at this same time, all the update servers would be consistent with this 3.0 release, so you could just call for updates, advance your version and call for updates again and be in essentially the same testing state, but that will not be possible until the servers become available again. Plus we need you to test the Morphic opening screen anyway, for which you will need this image.
PS: Although it's not over yet, you can all take a bow for an amazing fast-track job of testing, reporting and fixing various problems as we converged on this release. Many thanks for your persistent and cheerful support.