[armedbear-devel] [ANNOUNCE] ABCL 0.26.1 released

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Sat Jul 30 20:58:10 UTC 2011

On 7/27/11 4:09 PM, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> On behalf of the developers of ABCL (Armed Bear Common Lisp) I'm glad to
> be able to announce the 0.26.1 release.

A couple of points about this release:

1.  The release notes imply that a level of functionality with Maven 
(mvn) that is not present.  The Maven dependency mechanism is not quite 
integrated with ASDF.  One can currently load mvn dependencies in a 
running JVM process and there is a proposed syntax for declaring this in 
ASDF files, but I have never tested the full combination.  The mechanism 
for finding the local mvn installation needs a bit more maturity as 
well.  There is a potential aporia in the ASDF syntax between 
development-time and run-time packaging that I need to explore a bit 
more, but anyone wishing to use the low-level mvn API (i.e. 
ABCL-ASDF:RESOLVE-DEPENDENCIES) right now directly can be sure that it 
will be supported going forward.

2.  I think one of the more significant aspects of the release is the 
inclusion of JSS in the contrib without dependencies on the jscheme or 
bsh jars.  For anyone looking to do a significant amount of Java 
integration from Common Lisp, I couldn't imagine writing all the JCALL 
and JMETHOD boilerplate that the #" macro circumvents.   I will be 
trumpeting this ability in the abcl-dev blog when I get a chance.

"A screaming comes across the sky.  It has happened before, but there
is nothing to compare to it now."

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