The next meeting of the UK Smalltalk User Group will be on Wednesday, March 31st.
In this meeting, Juan Vuletich will present a Vector Graphic implementation in Cuis Smalltalk.
Graphics for interactive software have traditionally been constrained for performance reasons. The consequence is that most software has serious trouble adapting to higher resolution screens, requires platform specific widget kits, provides limited functionality, and has sub optimal visual quality. But improvements in computing power over the last couple of decades enable a brighter future: Cuis Smalltalk provides a VectorGraphics based implementation of the Morphic UI framework that addresses all these issues.
Juan is a long standing member of the Open Source Smalltalk community. He started Cuis Smalltalk ( https://www.cuis-smalltalk.org/
) 12 years ago and has led it ever since. He has been contributing kernel code to Squeak and the Squeak VM for over 20 years. He holds an Ms.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Buenos Aires.
Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, this will be an online meeting from home.
If you'd like to join us, please sign up in advance on the meeting's Meetup page ( https://www.meetup.com/UKSTUG/events/cbklbryccfbgc/
) to receive the meeting details. Don’t forget to bring your laptop and drinks!