GemBuilder® for Smalltalk / VA provides an interface between Smalltalk clients in Instantiations VA Smalltalk and GemStone/S, and works with the Smalltalk execution engine to support application partitioning for improved client/server performance.
GemBuilder for Smalltalk also extends the development environment by providing specific tools for developing GemStone/S applications, including browsers, inspectors, debuggers, and system administration tools.
GemBuilder for Smalltalk / VA maintains compatibility with new releases of Instantiation’s VA Smalltalk product, as well as with new releases of the GemStone/S object servers. GemBuilder for Smalltalk/VA is supported on Windows platforms.
You must have a license for GemBuilder for Smalltalk for VA Smalltalk, as well as a server license and keyfile file that allows use of GBS, in order to load or use GBS.
For a list of past versions of GemBuilder for Smalltalk/VA, and the release notes describing changes in each version, see the Release History and Table of Release Notes.
To lookup the GemStone Server product and versions, client Smalltalk versions, and OS platforms supported by GemBuilder for Smalltalk/VA, see the following:
Current version – 5.4.4
Released November 2017
Client Smalltalk: VA Smalltalk
Server: GemStone/S 64 Bit v3.x
GBS v5.4.4 is a maintenance release adding support for GemStone/S 64 Bit 3.4 and VA Smalltalk 8.6.3, and fixing several bugs.
Version 5.4.4 is compatible with GemStone/S 64 Bit 3.3.x and 3.4.x only; Customers using GemStone/S 2.x or 32-bit GemStone/S will use the latest 5.3.x version for GemStone/S 64 Bit 2.x, or the latest 5.2.x version for 32-bit GemStone/S.
For documentation, download, and other information on older 5.4.x versions, see 5.4.x.
You must have an applicable license in order to download GBS, and your server keyfile must include explicit permissions.GBS 5.4.4 for VA Smalltalk
This download includes the documentation.
Bugnotes describe bugs and unexpected behavior in versions of GemStone software. Refer to these bugnotes regularly to be sure you are aware of issues you may encounter.
For bugnotes for other versions and other products, see the complete list on the Bugnotes Resource Page.