Tuesday, December 27, 2016

An Armed Bear in Hock with the Dock

This season finds us remembering Wilde's remark about fashion being so unbearable that it must be utterly destroyed every six months.  In that spirit, we submit to current fashion in documenting how ABCL repl may be obtained locally viz:

   docker run -it easye/abcl

Happy holidays!

One may need to explicitly update the base openjdk8 container that easye/abcl is based on via:

        docker pull easye/openjdk8
        docker run easye/abcl /usr/local/bin/abcl

[Docker Engine]: https://www.docker.com/products/docker-engine

If you want a specific packaging to add your own Java/Lisp artifacts, you may easily rebuild the Docker image that the container starts with from cloning the ABCL source and then issuing:

        docker pull easye/openjdk8
        docker build -t easye/abcl .

See http://abcl.org/svn/trunk/abcl/Dockerfile  for build instructions.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

ABCL 1.4.0

With a decided chill noticeable in the Northern Hemisphere, the Bear has finally sloughed off a long-needed release of ABCL.

With abcl-1.4.0, CFFI now works reliably allowing cross-platform linkage to native libraries to be initiated dynamically at runtime.  Examples of using CL-CUDA to follow as their authors have time to publish.

Considerable work and testing led by Elias Pipping with contributions from Olof-Joachim Frahm has led to a reasonable basis for UIOP/RUN-PROGRAM compatibility.

We have taken the time to learn enough of Maven to publish binary artifacts for both abcl.jar and abcl-contrib.jar that allow developers everywhere to more easily incorporate the Bear into their local Java build tool chains.

And we have tentatively surrendered to the current fashion by establishing GIT bridges to the ABCL source at https://gitlab.common-lisp.net/abcl/abcl and https://github.com/easye/abcl to more easily facilitate contributions from the community.

Version 1.4.0



* Consolidated RUN-PROGRAM fixes (ferada, pipping)

* Upstream consolidated patchset (ferada)

** [r14857] Support `FILE-POSITION` on string streams.
** [r14859] Add multiple disassembler selector.
** [r14860] Add EXTERNAL-ONLY option to APROPOS.
** [r14861] Fix nested classes from JARs not visible with JSS.

* [r14840-2] (Scott L. Burson) Introduced "time of time" semantics for
  {encode,decode}-universal time.

* EXTENSIONS:MAKE-TEMP-FILE now takes keyword arguments to specify
  values of the prefix and suffix strings to the underlying JVM
  implementation of java.io.File.createTempFile().

* [r14849] EXT:OS-{UNIX,WINDOWS}-P now provide a pre-ASDF runtime check on hosting platform


* [r14863] RandomCharacterFile et. al.

* [r14839] (JSS) Ensure the interpolation of Java symbol names as strings (alan ruttenberg)

* [r14889] Fix ANSI-TEST SXHASH.8 (dmiles)


* asdf-

* jna-4.2.2


* [r14885] ASDF-INSTALL was removed