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 [ANN] Pharo 6.1 (summer) released

We have released Pharo 6.1. 

Usually, between each major version we just apply bugfixes changing the build number and not announcing new versions but this time is different since the fixes applied required a new VM. 

The principal reason for the new version is to update Iceberg support, bringing it to macOS 64bits version. 

So, now Pharo 6.1 comes with Iceberg 0.5.5, which includes: 

  • running on macOS 64bit
  • adds cherry pick 
  • adds major improvements on performance for big repositories
  • adds pull request review plugin
  • repositories browser: group branches by remote
  • adds bitbucket and gitlab to recognised providers on metacello integration
  •  uses libgit v0.25.1 as backend
  • several bugfixes. Complete list.
  • linux vm by default is now vm threaded heartbeat. 

We still miss 64bits Windows (sorry for that), but we are getting there. We hope to have it running right after ESUG.

To download 6.1 version, you can go to 

Pharo Lambda

PharoLambda is a simple example and GitLab build script for deploying a minimal  Pharo Smalltalk image/vm to AWS Lambda.

A notable feature of this implementation is the ability to interactively debug failed executions by inspecting
application state as well as rewinding the application stack and stepping through the code. Many languages and environments are underserved in this respect, leaving programmers in the dark ages of log file debugging.  
Check out the YouTube Screencast for a demonstration of this feature in action.

For more information, check the Gitlab project.

Pharo Mooc: Next Session starts 16 Oct

The next session on France Université Numérique that will start October 16th, 2017. For more information about the Pharo MOOC, see

Libs and Stuff

  • A  SHA-3 / Keccak implementation for Pharo link
  • Iliad version 0.9.6 released link
  • Seaside 3.2.4 released link
  • First Steps with Pharo Smalltalk (a beginner’s tutorial) link
  • API client in Smalltalk link
  • Simple Polymer front-end project with a Smalltalk back-end link
  • Sista adaptive optimizer: open alpha release link
  • Teapot: Web Programming Made Easy link
  • Latest Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS packages of the pharo-vm link
For more daily news, follow @pharoproject on Twitter 

Events: ESUG, Sprints and TechTalks

For the dates of the next Pharo related events, we have a list here:
  • ESUG will be beginning of September! More infos.. 
  • Every month there is one TechTalk and one Sprint. The archive for past TechTalks is here.
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