[armedbear-devel] ABCL 1.1.0

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Mon Dec 10 12:19:08 UTC 2012

All the [steps involved in releasing ABCL 1.1.0][1] have been completed.

A [provisional draft of release notes has been published][2].  At this 
point, I find looking at the [abcl 1.1.0 Milestone in Trac][1.1.1] and 
especially the [closed tickets for 1.1.0][3] to give the best overview 
of what we have accomplished in the past year.

[1]: http://trac.common-lisp.net/armedbear/wiki/ReleaseSteps
[2]: http://common-lisp.net/project/armedbear/release-notes-1.1.0.shtml

[1.1.0]: http://trac.common-lisp.net/armedbear/milestone/1.1.0

The three major drivers in ABCL 1.1.0 for running Quicklisp systems were 
CLOSER-MOP, [cffi][], and [Huchentoot][]. for which patches are needed 
to actually run, so we haven't currently met this criteria.  We will try 
our hardest for this to be the case in [1.1.1][], provisionally due for 
New Year's Eve.

[cffi]: https://github.com/easye/cffi/commits/master
[hunchentoot]: https://github.com/easye/hunchentoot/commits/master

I am current awaiting the 2012-12 Quicklisp--take your time, Zach.  I've 
got lots of other stuff to do--elease to actually write up an 
email/comp.lang.lisp posting announcing the release while updating the 
provisional release notes, but I don't think such a step should detract 
from anyone wishing to use the implementation at this point.

Depending on what happens in 2012-12 Quicklisp, I am possibly thinking 
of extending the QUICKLISP-ABCL contrib to somehow "overlay" the 
corrected versions of CLOSER-MOP, CFFI, Hunchentoot, and other ASDF 
systems that need patches to work, by creating a "QUICKLISP-ABCL" 
distribution, so that the necessary coordination with Quicklisp packaged 
systems can occur in a much more centralized and prompt manner.

For abcl-1.1.1 the procedure is pretty simple:  commit/submit patches to 
[trunk][], and I'll make sure to backport them.  We will then release 
abcl-1.1.1 at the end of December, and hopefully all the Quicklisp 
drivers can patch for Quicklisp 2013-01.  Now that I have [most of the 
basics in RDF][abcl.rdf], automating the procedure should start to be 

[1.1.1]: http://trac.common-lisp.net/armedbear/milestone/1.1.1
[abcl.rdf]: http://svn.common-lisp.net/armedbear/trunk/abcl/abcl.rdf

Mark <evenson at panix.com>


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