[armedbear-devel] [ANNOUNCE] ABCL 0.26.1 released
ehuels at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 21:04:34 UTC 2011
On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 10:58 PM, Mark Evenson <evenson at panix.com> wrote:
> 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.
Thanks for these additions. Maybe this needs a comment on the blog
announcement as well, even before you trumpet this using blog posts?
Next time, I'll need to allow more time to comment the release notes. Sorry
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