[Openmcl-devel] New snapshots available

Brent Fulgham bfulg at pacbell.net
Thu Feb 15 03:56:34 UTC 2007

On Feb 14, 2007, at 2:32 AM, Gary Byers wrote:

> There are now new (070214) self-contained archives containing OpenMCL
> source, binaries, and interfaces for DarwinPPC32/64, LinuxPPC32/64,
> DarwinX8664, LinuxX8664, and FreeBSDX8664 available in
> <ftp://clozure.com/pub/testing>.  The release notes entry says:
> OpenMCL 1.1-pre-070214
> - There are new interface files for all platforms.  These files
>    encode some foreign type information a little differently
>    than older ones did (notably information about foreign functions
>    that return structures or accept structure args by value.)  The
>    new .cdb files can't be used by older versions of OpenMCL; using
>    older .cdb files with this version is "allowed, but not supported
>    or recommended."
> - Almost all of the changes in functionality since the last (061231)
>    snapshots and since the CVS freeze on 070117 have to do with
>    relatively obscure issues having to do with passing structures
>    to foreign functions by value and/or returning structures from  
> foreign
>    function calls.

After reading this, I got really nervous that the work I did getting  
the "Open Agent Engine" working would be broken.  However, I'm  
pleased to report that every one of my tests works perfectly on the  
new build.  A really nice job, Gary!



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