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14 </div>
15<div style="text-align: center">
16  <h1>Armed Bear</h1>
17  <i>The right of the people to keep and arm bears shall not be infringed!</i>
18</div>
19
20<hr style="height: 2px;"/>
21<p>
22  <b style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: large;">About ABCL</b>
23</p>
24<dl>
25  <dd>
26      Armed Bear Common Lisp (ABCL) is an implementation of ANSI Common Lisp
27      that runs in a Java virtual machine. It provides a runtime system, a
28      compiler that compiles Lisp source to JVM bytecode, and an interactive
29      REPL for program development.
30      <br /><br />
31      ABCL is distributed under the terms of the <a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html">GNU General Public
32      License</a>, with a special linking exception. If you link ABCL with your
33      own program, then you do not need to release the source code for that
34      program. However, any changes that you make to ABCL itself must be
35      released in accordance with the terms of the GPL.
36      <br /><br />
37      ABCL runs on platforms that support Java 1.4 (or later), including Linux,
38      Windows, and Mac OS X.
39      <br /><br />
40      ABCL is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
41      <br /><br />
42      The latest version is 0.0.10, released March 6, 2007.
43  </dd>
44</dl>
45<p>
46  <b style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: large;">Download</b>
47</p>
48<dl>
49  <dd>
50
51      <a href="http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=55057&amp;package_id=287335">abcl-0.0.10.tar.gz</a>
52      (source, 632987 bytes)
53      <br /><br />
54      <a href="http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=55057&amp;package_id=287335">abcl-0.0.10.zip</a>
55      (source, 1012345 bytes)
56  </dd>
57</dl>
58<p>
59  <b style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: large;">Repository</b>
60</p>
61<dl>
62  <dd>
63      The project's Common-Lisp.net Subversion repository can be checked
64      out through anonymous access with the following command:
65      <pre style="background-color:#99d">
66
67      <b>$ svn co svn://common-lisp.net/project/armedbear/svn/trunk/j j</b>
68      </pre>
69      <em>Please note that the minimum required JDK version for development
70     versions of ABCL has been raised to 1.5.</em>
71  </dd>
72
73</dl>
74<p>
75  <b style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: large;">Bugs</b>
76</p>
77<dl>
78    <dd>
79        ABCL is a young implementation (particularly by Lisp standards). You
80        are certain to encounter bugs.
81        <br /><br />
82        ABCL 0.0.10 fails 67 out of 21696 tests in the GCL ANSI test suite.
83        Recent development snapshots perform considerably better, failing only
84        55 tests.
85        <br /><br />
86        ABCL's CLOS is intolerably slow and does not handle on-the-fly
87        redefinition of classes correctly. There is no support for the long
88        form of DEFINE-METHOD-COMBINATION, and certain other required CLOS
89        features are also missing. Enough CLOS is there to run ASDF and
90        CL-PPCRE, if you're in no hurry. There's no MOP worth mentioning.
91        <br /><br />
92        Since this is an early public release, there might be build problems as
93        well as runtime bugs.
94        <br /><br />
95        Please report problems to the <a href="https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/armedbear-j-devel">j development mailing list</a>
96        (you must be subscribed to post).<br /><br />
97    </dd>
98    <dd>The project is using several ways to test standards compliance as well
99        as practical applicability of ABCL by using these projects' test suites
100        as 'compliance' indicators:
101        <ul>
102          <li>ANSI Common Lisp compliance tests</li>
103          <li>Maxima - Computer algebra system</li>
104        </ul>
105    </dd>
106</dl>
107
108<p>
109  <b style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: large;">Installation</b>
110</p>
111<dl>
112  <dd>
113    The README file in the root directory of the source distribution contains
114    instructions for building ABCL.
115    <br /><br />
116    Java 1.4 or later is required - see the note above on recent development
117    versions -
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
122    unresolved performance issues</a> with Java 1.6. To build ABCL, you'll need
123    the full JDK; the JRE is not enough. <br />
124    <em>Recent performance tests have shown Java 1.6 Update 10 - a Release
125    Candidate as of this writing - to be as fast as Java 1.5.</em> </dd>
126</dl>
127
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129 <p>Back to <a href="http://common-lisp.net/">Common-lisp.net</a>.</p>
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