Widgetry reached the "1.0" milestone earlier this week - Sam announced that on his blog. A few people noticed that we didn't make much of that announcement, and that's true - we've talked (probably over-talked) about Widgetry for a long time, so we thought it best not to make a big thing about the release.
It's out there, we support it, and it will be included in a service pack we'll ship in August. We'll be formally releasing ObjectStudio 8 at that time, which is a very big deal for our ObjectStudio customers - it's a major upgrade. Details on the service pack will be forthcoming, but here's what it'll probably look like - a downloadable archive of component updates (new parcels, possibly updated VMs, that sort of thing). We'll make that available as we ship ObjectStudio 8.
|So what's next for Cincom Smalltalk? Well, many people noticed Gemstone's announcement of Seaside support at Smalltalk Solutions - we saw the enthusiasm for that, and got a number of questions about what we plan to do with the Cincom Smalltalk port of Seaside. We plan to support Seaside, and that support will include a relational persistence solution. We are still in the early stages of what that persistence solution will look like, so I don't have any details yet. However, we won't be waiting on that for basic Seaside support. Michel Bany has done a great job of porting Seaside to Cincom Smalltalk, and we will be supporting that.|
Right now, you can consider the Seaside port in the "preview" directory to be a public beta. Within the next couple of weeks I'll have timelines available for full support, and a first roadmap for our Seaside plans. Also - we would love to hear from you about this - where can we add value to Seaside while at the same time remaining part of the Seaside community? Send your feedback to me on that.