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

9.2 planned for Q3, 2019

Base
  • AIX and Solaris Virtual Machines
  • Enhanced Filesystem API
  • Unified Native Process API
  • Unicode Support
  • Enhanced Streams API
  • Enhanced Collections API
  • CSV API
Compression/Archive
  • Brotli Compression
  • Tar Archive Stream Support
Communications
  • JOSE and JSON Web Tokens
  • SASL Support
  • Authorization/Authentication Support (i.e. OAuth2.0, OpenID)
  • Enhanced Mail Support (IMAP/IMAPS, SMTP/SMTPS, Mail API)
  • FTP/FTPS Client
  • LDAP/LDAPS integration with Server Smalltalk
  • HTTP Framework (HTTP/2 Support, HTTP Client improvements)
Deployment
  • Enhanced IC for better memory sharing
  • Packager enhancements to simplify deployment
Web interface
  • Validating XML parser
  • Seaside 3.x
GUI Look and Feel
  • Windows High-DPI Support
  • WidgetKit/Business Graphics 64-bit
  • TreeView improvements
  • New Windows TableView
Development Tools
  • Improved code library access over WAN
Middleware
  • GLORP currency
  • GLORP infrastructure improvements
  • GLORP Programmer’s Reference
  • Postgres
Crytpographic Support
  • Cryptographic Message Syntax
  • RSA-PSS (Probabilistic Signature Scheme)
  • LibreSSL Compatibility
  • Callbacks
     

Future release candidates

Communications
  • Cloud Service API Bindings and Generators (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)
  • MQ Series Enhancements
  • 0MQ
Deployment
  • Enhanced Remote Debugging support for Runtime Images
Web interface
  • Web services tooling improvements
  • Web services debugging tools/doc
GUI Look and Feel
  • GTK for UNIX
Development Tools
  • Revamped Changes Browser
  • New Code Merge Engine
  • New ‘Settings’ dialog replacing existing dialogs
  • Consolidation of all settings using new framework
Middleware
  • 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
   

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