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26 April 2010, 13:24

Squeak 4.1 features improved UI

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Squeak Logo Nearly six weeks after version 4.0 arrived, the Squeak developers have announced the availability of version 4.1 of their open source implementation of the Smalltalk language and environment. According to the developers, the latest release combines the license change from the previous release with the development work from before the re-licensing process took place.

Squeak 4.1 features several fundamental improvements, such as the integration of Cog’s closure implementation. The developers say that one of the key focuses for the release was to "address the issues that have been known to frustrate developers" by improving the user interface (UI). These improvements include an updated set of UI widgets, a new menu bar with fast search control, integrated help and more class and method comments. Other changes include new anti-aliased fonts, core library improvements and modularity advances.

More details about the release can be found in the release announcement. Version 4.1 of Squeak is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Unix from the project's FTP site. Squeak is released under a combination of the MIT and Apache licences.

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