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2.2.1 Downloading from Git

SLIME is available from the Git repository on You have the option to use either the very latest code or the tagged FAIRLY-STABLE snapshot.

The latest version tends to have more features and fewer bugs than the FAIRLY-STABLE version, but it can be unstable during times of major surgery. As a rule-of-thumb recommendation we suggest that if you follow the slime-devel mailing list then you’re better off with the latest version (we’ll send a note when it’s undergoing major hacking). If you don’t follow the mailing list you won’t know the status of the latest code, so tracking FAIRLY-STABLE or using a released version is the safe option.

If you download from Git then remember to git pull occasionally. Improvements are continually being committed, and the FAIRLY-STABLE tag is moved forward from time to time.