I would like to announce the release of version 4.4 of the Self environment.
Self is a prototype-based dynamic object-oriented programming language, environment, and virtual machine centred around the principles of simplicity, uniformity, concreteness, and liveness.
Self includes a programming language, a collection of objects defined in the Self language, and a programming environment built in Self for writing Self programs. The language and environment attempt to present objects to the programmer and user in as direct and physical a way as possible. The system uses the prototype-based style of object construction.
Self is the canonical prototype based language within the Smalltalk family. It is open source under a BSD-like licence and includes a fast VM and a development environment built on the original Morphic GUI that Squeak’s Morphic is a descendent of.
Changes in release 4.4 include:
- an improved Quartz based backend for the MacOS X version and
- a working port of Self to Linux (x86);
- various bug fixes and general improvements.
You can keep up to date with Self by following either the Self blog at http://blog.selflanguage.org or joining the Self mailing list – details at http://selflanguage.org/discuss/ and archive at http://forum.selflanguage.org
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