[Pharo-project] [OT] Sophie in Java

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Tue Sep 23 21:45:50 CEST 2008

I'm really sad.
And I went to give them lectures for free.....
No comment.


> Hi all,
> the Mellon foundation just approved the grant to Astea in Bulgaria  
> to redevelop Sophie in Java! Astea (http://asteasolutions.com) are  
> the nice guys that we trained and who then turned around, stating on  
> their web site that they developed Sophie, took our Sophie documents  
> and artwork for their proposal and managed to persuade Mellon to  
> actually give them money...
> We moved the current Sophie project to http://opensophie.org, hoping  
> to keep Sophie alive and making Sophie better than what they can  
> come up with.
> And why I'm sending this to the Pharo list?
> Pharo already has so much promise as a base system, hopefully  
> providing in the core already what we had to re-invent in Sophie  
> because it didn't work in the main Squeak version. The Freetype  
> stuff already turned out really well! Hopefully more to come.
> And once I finish these new etoys installers I can do some Pharo  
> work too, hopefully ;-)
> Michael
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