Fuel 1.8 Released
We are proud to announce Fuel 1.8 with a lot of new features and documentation. Of course, we don't stop working but it was time to freeze a stable version.
Fuel is an open-source general-purpose object serialization framework developed in Pharo Smalltalk environment. More information on our website
Fuel works out of the box in Pharo from 1.1 up to 2.0 and is an official part of Pharo as of 2.0 #098. Please check our documentation for complete installation and use guides.
Below, there are some remarkable changes.
- Much more complete user guides.
- Improved API for customizing how graph is traced.
- FuelMetalevel: serialization of stuff like classes and compiled methods moved to an optional package.
- Customize objects to be treated as globals.
- Migrations: declare at materialization time class and variables renames.
- Weak references properly managed. Thanks to Juan Vuletich and Levente.
- Thanks Pavel for helping us improving FuelPackageLoader with wonderful ideas and bug reports.
- Serialization speed up on large graphs by using specialized collections. Thanks Levente.
- Encoder and Decoder: new reifications that clarify the design. Thanks Colin Putney.
- Optimized serialization of "clean" BlockClosures, which don't need the whole stack of contexts. Thanks Juan Vuletich and Eliot Miranda.
- Added a clear error hierarchy.
- Debug facilities, including graph visualization using Roassal. Thanks Alexandre and Doru.
- Many more new tests. Including those from extension packages, we have almost 600 tests.
- Repository moved to http://ss3.gemstone.com/ss/Fuel.
If you are a Fuel user we are not aware of, please let us know!
We thank ESUG for sponsoring Fuel as part of the ESUG SummerTalk 2011.
Best regards, Martin and Mariano