[Etoys] [RELEASE] Etoys 4.0
bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Dec 16 18:28:26 EST 2008
(resent with new download URLs and a bit more prose)
this is the first release of Etoys 4.0. The major version jump
signifies the end of our two-year relicensing effort.
Originally released in 1996, Apple relicensed the Squeak core under
the Apache 2.0 license in October 2006 - thanks to Steve, Alan, and
the lawyers involved. Then, Viewpoints Research collected written
relicensing agreements from several hundred later contributors under
the MIT license - thanks to Kim, and the Squeak community volunteers.
Finally, all the code in Etoys not explicitly covered by a relicensing
agreement was removed, or rewritten, or reverted to an earlier version
- kudos to Yoshiki for the bulk of that work.
Looking forward to see Etoys properly packaged in more distros now :)
We may have broken stuff while removing and rewriting, so please
report any oddities you notice.
Note: Etoys comes in two parts, one is the base (in Sugar Glucose, but
will actually run on all platforms given a recent Squeak virtual
machine) and one the activity bundle (in Fructose). Following the
naming conventions the lower-case "etoys" package is the base while
the activity is capitalized as "Etoys".
== Sources ==
== Packaged ==
== News ==
* removed/reverted/rewrote all methods not covered by Apache/MIT license
* various fixes (#8928, #8929, #8879, #9058, and others)
- Bert (for the Etoys team) -
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