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[Help-smalltalk] GNU Smalltalk 2.3.4 released

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: [Help-smalltalk] GNU Smalltalk 2.3.4 released
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 14:28:50 +0200
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GNU Smalltalk 2.3.4 has been released and is available for download at

This is a bug-fix release with few new features, including:

* Improvements to the ancillary scripts gst-load and gst-sunit.  In
particular, a package can describe the classes that constitute its
testsuite, and gst-sunit allows to quickly run the testsuite for a

* Improvements to the test suite.  Several of the modules included with
GNU Smalltalk are tested, for improved coverage.

* Upgraded libsigsegv, for improved Mac OS X on Intel support

* zlib bindings provided in package ZLib.

Notable fixed bug include:

* Behavior>>#evaluate: and MethodDictionary>>#removeAt:ifAbsent: would
cause the method dictionary's size to double.  This caused sometimes
spurious failures in

* Fixed bug in LargeInteger division on systems not equipped with GMP.

* Fixed bug in socket #nextHunk implementation, which lost the first
or second byte in the input buffer.

* Fixed paths in the image when "make DESTDIR" was used.

* Fixed implementation of Dictionary>>#addAll:

* Fixed Integer>>#binomial: when the argument is 0 or self.

* Fixed various minor bugs and imprecisions in the documentation.

Have fun!


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