[Etoys] [RELEASE] Etoys 4.0
milan.zimmermann at sympatico.ca
Sun Dec 21 14:46:47 EST 2008
Ah I missed this - excellent, Etoys under free license, thanks for the work of
all involved! I will play with it today, and test more after I get back (in a
On Tuesday 16 December 2008, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> (resent with new download URLs and a bit more prose)
> Hi folks,
> 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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