Thursday, November 28, 2019

Stuffing an @Armedbear

Notes on stuffing the Bear into a single jar with ABCL-AIO after T-day for Black Friday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Unleashing the Bear past Java 11

Against the falling canvas of 2019, the Bear has freely thrust ABCL
1.6.0 onto the world stage.

This release fully supports building and running on Java 6, 7, 8, and
11 via the openjdk runtimes.  By building from our
source, it is rumored that the User may utilize additional
hosting platforms such as Java 13.

Support for Microsoft Windows platforms has not been thoroughly tested
at this point but we intend to add it our automated cloud based build
in the process of releasing a stabilizing ABCL 1.6.1 build due by the
end of this year.

Thanks to all past, present, and future contributors to the Bear;
here's to hackin' our way out of the prison of the Java
language for over a decade.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Turning the Bear past Java 11

As the leaves fall in the Northern hemisphere, thoughts of the Bear
turn to a rumored permanent slumber, and a complete absence of the
possibility of new updates.  The Bear reviews all submitted
patches, so if you don't like the current implementation,
please get out and push.  Or pull?  Or fast forward? The Bear is
seemingly always confused with Git…

As previously rumored, patches for getting the Armed Bear

Common Lisp implementation running on Java 11 have landed in
the trunk.

Unless anyone objects strongly, we will release ABCL 1.6.0 as soon 

as possible with the intention to support the openjdk{6,7,8,11} runtimes.

After stabilizing the 1.6 branch with the inevitable necessary and
unknown updates, we can turn our attention to the ABCL 2.0 branch which
will introduce support for additional runtimes but drop support for emitting 

openjdk6 or openjdk7 compatible byte-code.

Stay tuned, Bear fans…