[armedbear-devel] [ANNOUNCE] ABCL 0.26.1 released

Erik Huelsmann ehuels at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 21:04:34 UTC 2011

Hi Mark,

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
about that.


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