[Openmcl-devel] new OpenMCL snapshots available
gb at clozure.com
Fri May 12 12:15:44 EDT 2006
There are new "snapshot" tar archives for DarwinPPC[32|64] and for
LinuxX8664 available in the testing directry:
[the "darwinppc" archive's name contained a typo until a few minutes ago.]
and there are 060511 archives containing heap images for LinuxPPC32 and for
LinuxPPC64 in that directory as well.
On all platforms: the FASL version changed, as did the version number
which links kernels and heap images.
The x86-64 version should be pretty nearly feature-complete. Known
- FF-CALLs and callbacks which pass structures by value aren't
- "purification" of readonly code and static data still doesn't
work (everything's still sloshing around in the dynamic heap.)
For SLIME users: the REPL seems to work, and sldb pops up a window
with a somewhat-correct backtrace in it. Some other (possibly
obscure) things - I noticed some code that peeks inside a lexical
closure for the benefit of the SLIME inspector - will likely crash
on x86-64 (there needs to be a relatively stable support layer
to isolate SLIME/SWANK from this sort of stuff.)
For CLX users: the function XLIB::HOST-ADDRESS (in dep-openmcl.lisp
in telent CLX 0.7.3 and likely the older CLX version on clozure.com)
needs to be changed to call CCL:LOOKUP-HOSTNAME instead of
CCL::HOST-AS-INET-HOST in order to avoid byte-ordering problems.
On DarwinPPC (haven't checked LinuxPPC), callbacks that receive more
than 13 floating-point args don't work correctly.
On all platforms, there are known problems with some backquote
constructs (details in bug-openmcl mail from several months ago.)
On all platforms, there are likely bugs that I'm either not thinking
of at the moment or not aware of.
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