Here's the Cincom Smalltalk roadmap - and here's what the new home of VA Smalltalk is pitching, in an upcoming webcast:
This Webcast hosted by Instantiations, discusses the staged evolution of VisualAge Smalltalk systems. In coordination with IBM, Instantiations has developed VA Smalltalk, a 100% VisualAge Smalltalk-compatible product. Instantiations will give a live demonstration of VA Smalltalk and discuss the evolutionary transition of Smalltalk applications to modern IBM platforms such as Rational and WebSphere.
So you can move forward, or you can "transition". Sounds like they are offering a non-Smalltalk future to me, but you should ask them :)
Update: Oh, I missed their bullet points. You'll love this:
- VA Smalltalk extends the viable life of VisualAge Smalltalk applications
- Instantiations fits into the overall IBM Smalltalk Transition and Roadmap Strategy
- VA Smalltalk will evolve over the next several years
- Instantiations Java products for Rational and WebSphere help position Smalltalk users for longer-term movement to Java
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