[ann] LibCL.com

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[ann] LibCL.com

Postby nuntius » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:01 pm

Hi all,

After a year of preparation, I'm pleased to announce the first public alpha of LibCL. LibCL is a collection of free Common Lisp libraries, packaged together for easy installation, integration testing, portability testing, etc.


Anyway, I'm currently seeking adventurous testers. If interested, please
  • go to http://LibCL.com
  • subscribe to the mailing lists
  • download libcl-2009-09-01-alpha
  • install and test it
  • post a summary of your experience to libcl-devel

In particular, please post feedback on the following to libcl-devel.

  • install success/failure, including
    • lisp implementation (vendor and version)
    • hardware/OS
    • the summary printed by compile-libcl.lisp
  • package compatibility issues
    • do they work with each other
    • do they work with stuff outside LibCL
  • better documentation, install procedure, etc.
  • anything else which could be improved


If all goes well, a beta release will be made on 2009-09-09, and the first full release on 2009-09-16.

Thanks,
Daniel
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Re: [ann] LibCL.com

Postby findinglisp » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:45 am

Which libraries are included? What's the functionality?

The site talks a lot about portability, but doesn't say anything about what the functionality is. It mentions over 60 libraries but never says what they are.
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Re: [ann] LibCL.com

Postby dmitry_vk » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:41 am

I've used LibCL under SBCL on Win32 and I must say this was very useful to me. I didn't have to manually download all the libraries, which is very tiresome, especially on Windows.
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Re: [ann] LibCL.com

Postby Harnon » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:57 pm

The libraries are as follows. True, no documentation, though i believe there is actually a short description in the structures created per lisp library. I've tried to get it to work on sbcl vista win32, finally worked! Clisp 2.48 is not working, howver. That is why help is needed to test on different implementations/platforms.

Just btw, i like the FSET library and the cl-pdf library. FSET just sounds cool and if you go to the cl-pdf website you'll see that they have used it for some substitute to tex, or something.
Some of the libraries below are simply support for other libraries, you know the authors made their own utility library...

ALEXANDRIA
ANAPHORA
TRIVIAL-FEATURES
BABEL
CFFI
CL-UTILITIES
ITERATE
METABANG-BIND
ARRAY-OPERATIONS
ASDF-SYSTEM-CONNECTIONS
BORDEAUX-THREADS
CH-UTIL
CLEM
SALZA2
ZPNG
CH-IMAGE
CHIPZ
TRIVIAL-GRAY-STREAMS
CHUNGA
CL-BASE64
CLOSER-MOP
CL-CONT
METATILITIES-BASE
CL-CONTAINERS
CL-FAD
CL-GRAPH
CL-JPEG
CL-PPCRE
CXML
FLEXI-STREAMS
LOCAL-TIME
CL-L10N
DYNAMIC-CLASSES
CL-MARKDOWN
FFA
CL-NUMLIB
CL-PDF
CL-VECTORS
CLOSURE-COMMON
DEFSYSTEM-COMPATIBILITY
FLEXICHAIN
MISC-EXTENSIONS
FSET
HTML-TEMPLATE
IEEE-FLOATS
ZLIB
IMAGO
IRONCLAD
KMRCL
LML2
MEL-BASE
MOPTILITIES
METATILITIES
PARSE-DECLARATIONS-1.0
PNG-READ
PURI
SKIPPY
SPATIAL-TREES
STEFIL
TRIVIAL-SHELL
TINAA
TREES
ZPB-TTF
VECTO
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Re: [ann] LibCL.com

Postby nuntius » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:49 pm

Harnon wrote:The libraries are as follows. True, no documentation, though i believe there is actually a short description in the structures created per lisp library. I've tried to get it to work on sbcl vista win32, finally worked! Clisp 2.48 is not working, howver. That is why help is needed to test on different implementations/platforms.


Open the index.html included in the download package. It contains a list of the libraries, a brief description for each, license summary when unambiguous, links to local docs when available, and links to the main website for each library.

This seems to be the #1 problem with the website. I will fix it shortly.
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Re: [ann] LibCL.com

Postby nuntius » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:05 pm

findinglisp wrote:Which libraries are included? What's the functionality?


Take a look at this newly added link on the homepage. Does that answer your questions? Other parts of the website have also seen updates.
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Re: [ann] LibCL.com

Postby ilowry » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:10 am

Thanks!
This is great work and looks very promising!
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