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1<?xml version="1.0"?>
2<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
3    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
4<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
5<head>
6  <title><!--#include virtual="project-name" --></title>
7  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css"/>
8  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"/>
9</head>
10
11<body>
12 <div class="header">
13   <h1><!--#include virtual="project-name" --></h1>
14 </div>
15<center>
16  <h1>Armed Bear</h1>
17  <i>The right of the people to keep and arm bears shall not be infringed!</i>
18</center>
19
20<hr size="2">
21<p>
22
23<font face="sans-serif" size="4">
24  <b>About ABCL</b>
25</font>
26
27<p>
28<dl>
29  <dd>
30      Armed Bear Common Lisp (ABCL) is an implementation of ANSI Common Lisp
31      that runs in a Java virtual machine. It provides a runtime system, a
32      compiler that compiles Lisp source to JVM bytecode, and an interactive
33      REPL for program development.
34      <p>
35      ABCL is distributed under the terms of the <a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html">GNU General Public
36      License</a>, with a special linking exception. If you link ABCL with your
37      own program, then you do not need to release the source code for that
38      program. However, any changes that you make to ABCL itself must be
39      released in accordance with the terms of the GPL.
40      <p>
41      ABCL runs on platforms that support Java 1.4 (or later), including Linux,
42      Windows, and Mac OS X.
43      <p>
44      ABCL is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
45      <p>
46      The latest version is 0.0.10, released March 6, 2007.
47  </dd>
48</dl>
49
50<p>
51<font face="sans-serif" size="4">
52  <b>Download</b>
53</font>
54<dl>
55  <dd>
56      <a href="http://armedbear.org/abcl-0.0.10.tar.gz">abcl-0.0.10.tar.gz</a>
57      (source, 632987 bytes)
58      <p>
59      <a href="http://armedbear.org/abcl-0.0.10.zip">abcl-0.0.10.zip</a>
60      (source, 1012345 bytes)
61  </dd>
62</dl>
63
64<p>
65<font face="sans-serif" size="4">
66  <b>Repository</b>
67</font>
68<dl>
69  <dd>
70      The project's Common-Lisp.net Subversion repository can be checked
71      out through anonymous access with the following command:
72      <pre style="background-color:#99d">
73
74      $ svn co svn://common-lisp.net/project/armedbear/svn/trunk/j j
75      </pre>
76      <p>Please note that the minimum required JDK version for development
77     versions of ABCL has been raised to 1.5.</p>
78  </dd>
79</dl>
80
81<p>
82<font face="sans-serif" size="4">
83  <b>Bugs</b>
84</font>
85<dl>
86    <dd>
87        ABCL is a young implementation (particularly by Lisp standards). You
88        are certain to encounter bugs.
89        <p>
90        ABCL 0.0.10 fails 67 out of 21696 tests in the GCL ANSI test suite.
91        Recent development snapshots perform considerably better, failing only
92        55 tests.
93        <p>
94        ABCL's CLOS is intolerably slow and does not handle on-the-fly
95        redefinition of classes correctly. There is no support for the long
96        form of DEFINE-METHOD-COMBINATION, and certain other required CLOS
97        features are also missing. Enough CLOS is there to run ASDF and
98        CL-PPCRE, if you're in no hurry. There's no MOP worth mentioning.
99        <p>
100        Since this is an early public release, there might be build problems as
101        well as runtime bugs.
102        <p>
103        Please report problems to the <a href="https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/armedbear-j-devel">j development mailing list</a>
104        (you must be subscribed to post).
105    </dd>
106</dl>
107
108<p>
109<font face="sans-serif" size="4">
110  <b>Installation</b>
111</font>
112<dl>
113  <dd>
114    The README file in the root directory of the source distribution contains
115    instructions for building ABCL.
116    <p>
117    Java 1.4 or later is required.
118    <a href="http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp">Java 1.5</a>
119    is recommended. There are
120    <a href="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_name=20070218045318.5111%40stephen">
121    unresolved performance issues</a> with Java 1.6. To build ABCL, you'll need
122    the full JDK; the JRE is not enough. </dd>
123</dl>
124
125 <hr>
126 <p>Back to <a href="http://common-lisp.net/">Common-lisp.net</a>.</p>
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