VA Smalltalk Product Roadmap

This page describes our current thinking about future evolution, features, and enhancements for VA Smalltalk. Your inputs are welcome! Click here to send us your thoughts

Release schedule is approximately once a year.

View the version history of VA Smalltalk since 7.0

9.1 planned for July, 2018

Base
  • 32/64-bit Unix Images
  • Unicode Enhancements
  • Unified Compression Streams Framework
  • LZ4 Inflate/deflate
  • In-Memory Zip Read/Write Streams
  • JSON
  • Regular Expressions
Development Tools
  • Monticello Importer Enhancements
  • SUnit Browser Enhancements
  • Expanded Scintilla capability
  • Code Assistance enhancements
  • Dark and Solarized Themes
Crytpographic Support
  • OpenSSL 1.1.1 compatable (SSL/TLS 1.3, SHA-3...)
  • UUID Generation
Web Interface
  • Seaside currency
Installation
  • 32/64-bit Linux Installers
    (with Auto-Dependency Management)
Environments
  • Detects available installations
Communications
  • LDAP Bindings (Windows/OpenLDAP)
Middleware
  • SQLite3 currency
     

Future release candidates

Base
  • AIX and Solaris Virtual Machines
  • Enhanced Filesystem API
  • Unified Native Process API
  • Unicode Support
  • Enhanced Streams API
  • CSV API
Communications
  • Cloud Service API Bindings and Generators (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)
  • JSON Web Tokens
  • Authorization/Authentication Support (i.e. OAuth2.0, OpenID)
  • Enhanced Mail Support (IMAP/IMAPS, SMTP/SMTPS, Mail API)
  • FTP/SFTP Client
  • MQ Series Enhancements
  • LDAP integration with Server Smalltalk
  • HTTP Framework (HTTP/2 Support, HTTP Client improvements)
  • 0MQ
Deployment
  • Enhanced IC for better memory sharing
  • Packager enhancements to simplify deployment
  • Packager enhancements for Cloud Deployment
  • Packager enhancements for IOT Device deployment
  • Packager enhancements for Container-based deployment
  • Enhanced Remote Debugging support for Runtime Images
Web interface
  • Web services tooling improvements
  • Web services debugging tools/doc
  • Validating XML parser
  • Seaside 3.x
GUI Look and Feel
  • Windows High-DPI Support
  • WidgetKit/Business Graphics 64-bit
  • TreeView improvements
  • New Windows TableView
  • GTK for UNIX
Development Tools
  • Revamped Changes Browser
  • New Code Merge Engine
  • Improved code library access over WAN
  • New ‘Settings’ dialog replacing existing dialogs
  • Consolidation of all settings using new framework
Middleware
  • GLORP currency
  • GLORP infrastructure improvements
  • GLORP Programmer’s Reference
  • Postgres
  • NoSQL
Performance and Scalability
  • Class library performance hotspots
  • KES/Stats Tool (currently a goodie)
  • Collection hashing policies
  • Collection sorting policies
Server
  • Easy to use server farms
Crytpographic Support
  • Cryptographic Message Syntax
  • Callbacks
   

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Version History

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