Thursday, March 10, 2011

ABCL 0.25.0 released

On behalf of the developers of ABCL (Armed Bear Common Lisp) I'm glad to be able to announce the 0.25.0 release.

ABCL is a Common Lisp implementation implemented in Java and running on the JVM, featuring both an interpreter and a compiler. The compiler targets the JVM directly meaning that its output is runnable JVM bytecode. The fact that ABCL is written in Java allows for relatively easy embedding in larger
applications. For integration with existing applications ABCL implements JSR 223: Java scripting API.

This release features - among lots of other things - a major refactoring of the compiler to be more robust in light of Java class file verification and object instantiation (MAKE-INSTANCE) performace improvements.
You can find the full release notes at:

and the list of changes at:

If you have questions regarding use or licensing, or you find issues, please report back to the development list:

armedbear-devel at common-lisp dot net

Source distribution archives can be downloaded in ZIP or gzipped tar form:

Signatures are available under:

In addition, binaries are also available:

With associated signatures:

Finally, this is the first release to be also officially hosted on the Maven Central repository, and thus usable without hassle in Maven projects. Refer to the relevant wiki page for details:

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