VA Smalltalk Readme


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Welcome to VA Smalltalk Version 8.6.0 Beta

VA Smalltalk enables software developers to create highly portable, scaleable, multi-tier business applications using object-oriented technology. VA Smalltalk allows for incremental and rapid development of new Smalltalk applications. Developers can build and deploy enterprise Web service solutions for dynamic e-business using VA Smalltalk.


What's New in V8.6


Version 8.6 files and installation

Distribution files

Each supported VA Smalltalk platform has three downloadable components:

Product Package
The Product Package contains the Client and the Manager.

The Client component contains the VA Smalltalk development IDE. You will need to install a client on each machine on which you wish to develop VA Smalltalk applications. You must download and install the correct client package for your workstation operating system.

The Manager component contains the VA Smalltalk source code repository ('manager') file and the EMSRV code used to access the repository file in a team environment. The manager is used in conjunction with the workstation client IDE. One code repository can support many clients concurrently. Therefore you will only need to install the manager one time on a suitable server machine. You must download and install the correct manager package for your server machine's operating system. It does not have to match the client operating system. A Linux manager install, for example, can concurrently service Windows, AIX, Solaris and Linux clients. The same is true for all of the other manager installs.

Documentation package
The Documentation Package contains product documentation available at the company website. The package is used for local installation of product documentaton.
 
Server Runtime
This is the runtime support needed for deploying Smalltalk applications developed using VA Smalltalk. There is no formal install program for Server Runtime. You simply use unzip to unpack the runtime files and add your packaged Smalltalk application into the resulting directory structure. You must download and unpack the correct Server Runtime package for your workstation operating system. The files needed to include at runtime are listed in Redistributable Runtime Files. This component is not available for beta.

Installing VA Smalltalk

Instructions on how to install are in the Beta Installation Guide. How to set up EMSRV can be found in the on-line Installation Guide.


Corrections and Enhancements

This section lists the corrections and enhancements introduced by each release of the VA Smalltalk product.


Corrections and Product Enhancements in V8.6

  Case   Title
  -----  ----------------------------------------------------------
   49875 Cannot select second fixed size band in rebar in Composition Editor
   49986 VA 8.5.1 "VA Smalltalk Forum" goes to closed forum
   50025 DST problems in foreign language OS's
   50029 AbstractProxy>>basicInspect references EtInspector
   50057 CodeAssist missing from Inspector
   50058 code assist missing from application(s)browsers 
   50092 Grease non case sensitive matching broken

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