Jadeite and Rowan for GemStone

GemStone-native code management using Jadeite and Rowan for GemStone

GemStone is pleased to announce the the development of open-source Jadeite and Rowan for GemStone products. These products will allow GemStone customers to do sophisticated Smalltalk code management and application development directly in GemStone Smalltalk, with an underlying git repository providing fully-featured version control.

Rowan is a project and package manager for Smalltalk that stores Smalltalk code in the Tonel or FileTree file formats. Rowan for GemStone is an implementation of Rowan that is integrated with GemTalk’s GemStone/S 64 Bit™ product, to allow Rowan’s code management to interoperate with GemStone features such as user-based object-level security.
Rowan stores code as text in a disk Git repository, and basic Git operations such as pull and commit can be done from Jadeite, Rowan, or directly at the command line. Advanced Git operations can be done at the command line.

Jadeite is a Dolphin-based Smalltalk application that runs on Windows, based on James Foster’s Jade application. Jadeite provides a graphical user interface for GemStone Smalltalk development. Jadeite provides single name-space, server-only execution, with browsers specifically designed to work with Rowan projects and packages. Jadeite supports code development and debugging in a GemStone repository that has Rowan for GemStone installed.


These products join the existing code development solutions for GemStone, which include GemTalk’s GemBuilder for Smalltalk for use with Cincom’s VisualWorks client and Instantiation’s VA Smalltalk, and other open-source environments such as GsDevKit. GemStone/S 64 Bit provides a fully-featured and documented API.

“It is significant for GemStone customers to have a fully supported solution for enterprise-strength code management” says Norm Green, Vice President and CTO at GemTalk Systems. “Rowan brings the power of Git for team development into GemStone, and Jadeite provides an integrated IDE that is intuitive for Smalltalk developers.”

These open-source products are under development in cooperation with a large banking customer, for use in their development and production GemStone applications.

For more information on Jadeite and Rowan for GemStone, write to info@gemtalksystems.com

Lisa Almarode, Marketing Communications


GemStone/S 64 Bit 3.3.8 released

GemStone/S 64 Bit v3.3.8 is a maintenance release, adding a feature enhancement and fixing several bugs.

See GemStone/S 64 Bit v3.3.8 for more information.

Community Edition Licensing for GBS

GemTalk is pleased to announce the availability of Community licensing for GemBuilder for Smalltalk (GBS). This provides a starter GBS license that allows personal and commercial use of GBS, including production, with a Community-licensed GemStone server.

You will need separate licensing for the client Smalltalk products that support GBS, Cincom’s VisualWorks Smalltalk and Instantiation’s VA Smalltalk. Free and trial versions of these products may restrict use to personal or academic use. You may only use the GBS Community Edition license for purposes that are consistent with the licensing terms for the client Smalltalk product you use.

For Cincom, see VisualWorks Personal Use License; for Instantiations, see VA Smalltalk open source license or VA Smalltalk academic license.

The Community Edition license for GemBuilder is specific for use with a GemStone/S 64 Bit server that is licensed under the Community Edition license. It applies to all GemBuilder client platforms.

For more information, contact sales@gemtalksystems.com.

GemStone/S 64 Bit 3.4.2 released

GemStone/S 64 Bit v3.4.2 is a maintenance release, including feature enhancements and fixing a number of bugs.

See GemStone/S 64 Bit v3.4.2 for more information.

GemStone/S 64 Bit 3.3.7 released

GemStone/S 64 Bit v3.3.7 is a maintenance release, including minor feature enhancements and fixing a number of bugs.

See GemStone/S 64 Bit v3.3.7 for more information.

GemTalk celebrates five-year anniversary

GemTalk celebrates five-year anniversary with continued growth

Beaverton, OR June 29, 2018

GemTalk Systems is pleased to observe its 36th year of continuous operations and its 5th year as an independent company.

In May 2013, President and CEO Dan Ware acquired the assets of VWware’s GemStone division, forming GemTalk Systems LLC. Most significantly, the entire GemStone engineering team, which includes the original developers of the GemStone software, came to the newly formed company.

Our core customers, in industries as diverse as banking, shipping, government, public utilities, and facilities engineering, continue to appreciate the power and flexibility of GemStone server software. GemTalk has entered into closer collaborations with several customers, developing software to meet the latest technological challenges and providing expert staff augmentation. “Since acquiring GemTalk in 2013, we have grown the core Smalltalk business in four ways: with the addition of new customers, internal expansion with existing customers, our value added resellers network, and through customer mergers and acquisitions.” said Dan Ware. “The future looks very promising.”

GemTalk Systems is a platinum sponsor for the European Smalltalk Users Group conference, which is in Sardinia this year, and a sponsor of Smalltalk (FAST) Conferences in South America. GemTalk Engineers continue to be leaders in the Smalltalk community, both at conferences and in the Smalltalk open-source community.

“GemTalk’s core values of software excellence and commitment to the success of our customers remains strong, and this commitment and focus has resulted in consistent growth and strong financial results.” Mr. Ware continued, “We look forward to many successful years to come, as we continue to reinforce strong working partnerships with our customers.”

For more on the software and services that GemTalk provides, visit the GemTalk Systems website.

Lisa Almarode, Marketing Communications