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1 * SLIME News -*- outline -*-
2
3 * 1.0 alpha-1 (June 2004)
4
5 This preview release of SLIME is a precursor for an upcoming 1.0
6 release. We're planning to use our "alpha period" to introduce SLIME
7 to more users, flush out bugs, and hear some final feedback that we
8 can consider for the 1.0 release.
9
10 We're tentatively planning for our alpha period to last until around
11 the end of July, then to be followed by a beta period until late
12 August when we make the finished 1.0 release. We're only interested in
13 adding or changing features during the alpha period, so if you want to
14 change something please try to get your patch applied before the end
15 of July.
16
17 ** Supported Lisp implementations
18
19 Below is a list of the Lisp implementations that we support and their
20 associated caveats.
21
22 Note that some Lisp systems have received more development attention
23 because they're popular with the currently active SLIME developers,
24 while others have only smaller user communities so far. The support
25 for a particular Lisp is primarily written and improved by its own
26 users, and it's good for your karma to improve the backend for your
27 favourite Lisp implementation.
28
29 *** CMU Common Lisp
30
31 We support CMUCL version 18e and higher. The overall support is very
32 mature.
33
34 The cross-reference commands are based on the CMUCL XREF
35 package. You'll need to setup XREF information recording to use those
36 commands, and in current CMUCLs this is slightly awkward.
37
38 *** Steel Bank Common Lisp
39
40 We support SBCL version 0.8.12 and higher. The support is very mature.
41
42 An "SBCL exclusive" feature is reference-conditions. Some SBCL
43 conditions include a slot of documentation references (e.g. to the
44 Hyperspec and SBCL manual) and the SLIME debugger is able to format
45 these as hyperlinks.
46
47 For the (v)iew-source command in the debugger to find the exact source
48 expression corresponding to a stack frame, the code must have been
49 compiled with at least (optimize (debug 2)). Otherwise the results
50 will only have top-level-form precision.
51
52 The XREF commands are not available.
53
54 *** OpenMCL
55
56 We support OpenMCL 0.14.2p1, however our debugger can't invoke
57 restarts in this version due to a bug in
58 INVOKE-RESTART-INTERACTIVELY. This bug has been fixed in OpenMCL's CVS
59 repository and we recommend upgrading to either the CVS copy or a
60 later release if available.
61
62 The OpenMCL support is quite mature.
63
64 The XREF commands are not available.
65
66 *** LispWorks
67
68 We support LispWorks version 4.3 and higher. The support is quite
69 mature.
70
71 *** Allegro CL
72
73 *** CLISP
74
75 *** Armed Bear Common Lisp
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