Open Dylan 2012.1 released
Dear Dylan Hacker,
It is a pleasure for us to finally announce a release of Open Dylan.
The last release with an announcement was 2011.1, in December, 2011.
For a variety of reasons, we didn’t get to carry out our plan for
more frequent releases in 2012, but hope to have more frequent releases
While we have extensive release notes,
there are some important changes that we feel are worth calling out
- We now use the C3 superclass linearization. See DEP-0003
for more details.
- Multithreading now works in the C backend.
- Binaries and libraries built by dylan-compiler no longer have
their directory location hard-coded within the executables.
- dylan-compiler places output into a local _build directory
and can read from a local registry rather than relying on global
- Many bugs have been fixed, especially involving the usage of floats.
- Linux and FreeBSD 32 bit builds have been updated to a new version
of the Memory Pool System GC which is much faster and stable.
- A new strings library has been provided which replaces the old
strings and string-extensions libraries with a more consistent
and straightforward API. string-extensions has been removed.
- The command-line-parser library has been cleaned up and integrated
with the Open Dylan distribution.
- We no longer provide PowerPC builds of Open Dylan on Mac OS X. Also,
our Intel builds are for Mac OS X Lion and later. If you desire Snow
Leopard support, please get in touch with us.
Please report problems that you have in our issue tracker.
You can get it from our website, http://opendylan.org/download/.
On Windows there is an installer, on UNIX systems unpack into /opt.
On 64 bit Linux, you will need to have the Boehm GC installed for our
executables to run. (Ubuntu: apt-get install libgc)
Good luck and happy Dylan hacking!