I assume that most of you have heard about MagLev which is a product that brings GemStone/S techology to the Ruby world. It is no secret that MagLev leverages a large chunk of the GemStone/S code base, but what hasn’t been emphasized is the fact that we are planning to release a new version (version 3.0) of the GemStone/S 64 product that is based upon the same MagLev vm technology.
Development for the new vm actually began last summer with an effort to speed up the Smalltalk vm by generating native code. Along the way features have been added, like the ability to support the Ruby language:). For Smalltalk execution, it looks like the 3.0 vm will be 1.5 to 2 times faster than the 2.0 vm.
We are shooting at the end of the year for the release of ‘GemStone/S 64 3.0’ and we will have more product details at Smalltalk Solutions.