Updated: clisp-2.48-1 for cygwin [1.7]

Reini Urban rurban@x-ray.at
Sun Aug 2 03:28:00 GMT 2009


I've released the new upstream clisp-2.48 plus the subpackages
clisp-clx, clisp-gtk2 and the experimental clisp-gdi for cygwin.

clisp-gtk2 was re-added and includes now also dbus.
clisp-gdi is a modern package (case-sensitive and case-inverted),
and now hosted at http://code.google.com/p/clisp-gdi/
Depends on libsigsegv1 with Eric Blake's fixes for the SEH chain corruption.
No jit, no multithreading.

Release focus:
bugfixes and enhancements

./configure --fsstnd=redhat --with-ffcall \
   --with-module=rawsock --with-module=dirkey --with-module=wildcard \
   --with-module=bindings/win32 \
   --with-module=berkeley-db --with-module=pcre --with-module=postgresql\
   --with-module=fastcgi --with-module=libsvm --with-module=gdbm \
   --with-module=zlib --with-module=clx/new-clx --with-module=gtk2 \
   --with-module=dbus \
   --with-module=gdi --prefix=/usr --cbc build
Cygwin Changes:
2.48-1 (for 1.7)
* re-enabled gtk2
* added dbus to -gtk2 package
* added wildcard module to full
* gdi fixes and new functions, still alpha. See 
http://code.google.com/p/clisp-gdi/
* minor modprep and build patches added
* removed fix_iconv build hack
* added libsigsegv1 dependency
* revised required dependencies
* disabled stripping to enable (disassemble)

http://clisp.cvs.sourceforge.net/*checkout*/clisp/clisp/src/NEWS

Changes: Multithreading is mostly usable on most platforms, although 
officially it is still experimental.
clisp.m4 has been added for packages that rely on CLISP to detect the 
desired... version. A few bugs have been fixed.

2.48 (2009-07-28)
=================

Important notes
---------------

* Multiple threads of execution are now experimentally supported
   (not ready for prime time yet).
   Thanks to  Vladimir Tzankov <vtzankov@gmail.com>.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/mt.html> for details.

* Module libsvm has been upgraded to the upstream version 2.89.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/libsvm.html> for details.

* Module Berkeley-DB now supports Berkeley DB 4.7.
   (older versions 4.* are, of course, still supported).
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/berkeley-db.html> for details.

* Module readline now supports readline 6.0.
   (older versions 5.* are, of course, still supported).
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/readline-mod.html> for details.

* Passing :EXECUTABLE 0 to EXT:SAVEINITMEM results in an executable
   image which delegates processing of all the usual CLISP command line
   options to the :INIT-FUNCTION.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/image.html> for details.

* Driver clisp accepts "-b" to print the installation directory.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/clisp.html#opt-printlibdir> for 
details.

* Add file clisp.m4 so that the packages which use CLISP can check
   whether it is properly installed and has the required version.

* POSIX:COPY-FILE now accepts :METHOD :HARDLINK-OR-COPY.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/syscalls.html#copy-file> for details.

* New function POSIX:WAIT calls waitpid or wait4.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/syscalls.html#wait> for details.

* New function EXT:TRIM-IF removes leading and trailing matches.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/seq-func-ext.html#trim-if> for 
details.

* New user command "LocalSymbols" (abbreviated ":ls").
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/repl.html#debugger-main-deb-step>
   for details.

* Commands "add" and "create" replace "add-module-set", 
"add-module-sets" and
   "create-module-set" in clisp-link.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/modules.html#clisp-link> for details.

* Bug fixes:
   + Better support of :START and :END arguments in NEW-CLX. [ 2159172 ]
   + Fix LOAD-LOGICAL-PATHNAME-TRANSLATIONS when *LOAD-PATHS* contains
     wild pathnames (introduced in 2.47). [ 2198109 ]
   + Module NEW-CLX now has the XLIB:QUEUE-EVENT function,
     implemented by Philippe Brochard <hocwp@free.fr>.
   + Extend the domain of LOG to larger BIGNUMs and RATIOs. [ 1007358 ]
   + Avoid a segfault on (EXPT <HUGE> <HUGE>). [ 2807311 ]
   + Fix interaction of finalizers and weak objects. [ 1472478 ]

* ANSI compliance:
   + Implement the ANSI (IGNORE #'FUNCTION) declaration.

2.47 (2008-10-23)
=================

Important notes
---------------

* New module DBUS interfaces to the D-Bus message bus system.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/dbus.html> for details.

* New function EXT:PROBE-PATHNAME can figure out whether the existing
   pathname refers to a file or a directory.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/files.html#probe-path> for details.

* New function EXT:CANONICALIZE lets you easily canonicalize a value
   before processing it.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/macros3.html#canonicalize> for 
details.

* New user variable CUSTOM:*REOPEN-OPEN-FILE* controls CLISP behavior
   when opening an already open file.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/open.html#reopen> for details.

* New SETFable function OS:FILE-SIZE extends FILE-LENGTH to pathname
   designators and lets you change file size.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/syscalls.html#file-size> for details.
   New function OS:USER-SHELLS returns the list of legal user shells.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/syscalls.html#user-shells> for 
details.
   New SETFable functions OS:HOSTID and OS:DOMAINNAME.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/syscalls.html#hostid> for details.

* Module readline has been upgraded to readline 5.2
   (older versions 5.0 and 5.1 are, of course, still supported).
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/readline-mod.html> for details.

* LOAD now uses DIRECTORY only for wild *LOAD-PATHS* components, thus
   speeding up the most common cases and preventing the denial-of-service
   attack whereas CLISP would not start if a file with a name
   incompatible with *PATHNAME-ENCODING* is present in 
USER-HOMEDIR-PATHNAME.

* ROOM now prints some GC statistics and returns the same values as GC.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/environment-enq.html#room> for 
details.

* New user variable CUSTOM:*HTTP-LOG-STREAM* controls EXT:OPEN-HTTP logging.
   See <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/macros3.html#http-log-stream> for 
details.

* Bug fixes:
   + Comparison of floats and rationals never underflows. [ 2014262 ]
   + When failing to convert a huge LONG-FLOAT to a RATIONAL, signal an
     ARITHMETIC-ERROR instead of blowing the stack. [ 2015118 ]
   + Restored TYPECODES g++ compilation [ 1385641 ], which allowed fixing
     a few GC-safety bugs.
   + Fixed a segfault when signaling some UNBOUND-VARIABLE errors in some
     interpreted code on MacOS X (introduced in 2.46). [ 2020784 ]
     Thanks to Vladimir Tzankov <vtzankov@gmail.com>.
   + Fixed input after switching a :DOS stream to binary. [ 2022362 ]
   + Support circular objects in EQUAL and EQUALP hash-tables. [ 2029069 ]
   + Avoid C namespace pollution. [ 2146126 ]
   + Fix timeout precision in NEW-CLX. [ 2188102 ]

* ANSI compliance:
   + The sets of declaration and type names are disjoint.
   + FLET, LABELS and MACROLET respect declarations.


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