Category: Cincom Smalltalk


The PUL Is Available Now!

We are pleased to announce that the Personal Use License versions of Cincom ObjectStudio and Cincom VisualWorks are now available!

What’s in This Release

The current releases of ObjectStudio 8.6 and VisualWorks 8.0 are major releases and contain recent past improvements as well as new “millennial” changes that include revamped frameworks that were originally done before 2000, but are now being overhauled for big improvements in the products. These “millennial” changes include Text2, SourceCode Editor 2 and UISkinning (Look & Feel 2) for the Foundation tools as well as VisualWorks applications. ObjectStudio also has a “millennial” change in its next generation user interface.

  • See the ObjectStudio 8.6 major release feature changes here.
  • See the VisualWorks 8.0 major release feature changes here.

ObjectStudio shares a foundation library and VM as well as many of the same improvements as VisualWorks. For these new releases, over 900 action requests (ARs) and resolutions were addressed in the foundation, which include over 120 for ObjectStudio.

To learn more about these new releases, please see the ObjectStudio 8.6 and VisualWorks 8.0 release notes and data sheets. The release notes contain short descriptions of the ARs and support resolutions that were addressed.

Try It for Yourself

We invite you to try the new Personal Use License versions for yourself. Click here to evaluate Cincom ObjectStudio 8.6 and Cincom VisualWorks 8.0.

t is our pleasure to bring you the current version of Cincom Smalltalk. Cincom continues to provide high value and low cost with a rapid return on investment at low risk, allowing you to win more business, operate efficiently and deliver as promised.

The current releases of ObjectStudio 8.6 and VisualWorks 8.0 are major releases and contain recent past improvements as well as new “millennial” changes that include revamped frameworks that were originally done before 2000, but are now being overhauled for big improvements in the products. These “millennial” changes include Text2, SourceCode Editor 2 and UISkinning (Look & Feel 2) for the Foundation tools as well as VisualWorks applications. ObjectStudio also has a “millennial” change in its next generation user interface.

  • See the ObjectStudio 8.6 major release feature changes here.
  • See the VisualWorks 8.0 major release feature changes here.

As before, you can request media or an ftp transfer of the product. For other options, please speak with your account manager. To request a new release, just go to this link on our website and fill out the form:

http://www.cincomsmalltalk.com/main/services-and-support/support/customer-product-request/

Contributed Components

A new feature of our website is the Contributed Components Directory.

Here you can find many of the contributed components that are available with our current product offerings.  Some components are fully presented on our distributed media and do not—or not yet—have pages here.  There are many utilities published in the Cincom Open Repository that are of interest, but have not yet been elevated to components for which we provide built distributions.  Although some of these may have active external maintainers, these contributed components are not supported by Cincom

This new Web directory has listings for both “components no longer on the distribution” and “components on the distribution.”  The “Components No Longer on the Distribution” section highlights components that are no longer found in the distributed product, as the name implies.  However, they can be downloaded and installed just like selectable distributed components.  The “Components on the Distribution” section highlights components that users can browse through, choosing to add them to the product without firing up the installer again.  With both sections, the individual pages for each component also give more information than the brief two lines of the installer.

Addition of more components, sometimes on the installation and more often on the web pages, which are free from the constraints of controlling overall installation size, is ongoing.  Just recently, we’ve added the PDF4Smalltalk and Values frameworks of Christian Haider to the installation. A web page with links pointing to Christian’s pages will be available shortly.

› To see the list of contributed components, click here.


Let Us Help You!


If you have developed an application and need help in promoting it, consider joining the Cincom Smalltalk Partner Program. This program offers our current users an opportunity to assist in marketing their applications or services to help partners and users grow their brands and increase the usage of their Cincom Smalltalk applications.  If you are interested in this program, click here.