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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<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.  The license is the
36      same as used by GNU Classpath and J2SE (Java).
37      <br /><br />
38      ABCL runs on platforms that support Java 1.5 (or later), including Linux,
39      Windows, and Mac OS X.
40      <br /><br />
41      ABCL is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
42      <br /><br />
43      The latest version is 0.0.11, released October 18, 2008.
44  </dd>
45</dl>
46<p>
47  <b style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: large;">Download</b>
48</p>
49<dl>
50  <dd>
51
52      <a href="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/armedbear-j/abcl-src-0.0.11.tar.gz?use_mirror=">abcl-0.0.10.tar.gz</a>
53      (source, 632987 bytes)
54      <br /><br />
55      <a href="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/armedbear-j/abcl-src-0.0.11.zip?use_mirror=">abcl-0.0.10.zip</a>
56      (source, 1012345 bytes)
57  </dd>
58</dl>
59<p>
60  <b style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: large;">Repository</b>
61</p>
62<dl>
63  <dd>
64      The project's Common-Lisp.net Subversion repository can be checked
65      out through anonymous access with the following command:
66      <pre style="background-color:#99d">
67
68      <b>$ svn co svn://common-lisp.net/project/armedbear/svn/trunk/j j</b>
69      </pre>
70  </dd>
71
72</dl>
73<p>
74  <b style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: large;">Bugs</b>
75</p>
76<dl>
77    <dd>
78        ABCL is a young implementation (particularly by Lisp standards).
79        Even though a lot of energy is spent resolving issues, you may
80        well encounter bugs. A number of people have testified to the
81        quality of ABCL being good enough for their needs though. See
82        the testimonials page.
83        <br /><br />
84        ABCL 0.0.11 fails 47 out of 21702 tests in the GCL ANSI test suite.
85        Most notable recent fixes relate to special variables handling
86        and making sure the correct environments are used with for example
87        LET/LET* and FLET/LABELS.
88        <br /><br />
89        ABCL's CLOS is intolerably slow and does not handle on-the-fly
90        redefinition of classes correctly. There is no support for the long
91        form of DEFINE-METHOD-COMBINATION, and certain other required CLOS
92        features are also missing. Enough CLOS is there to run ASDF and
93        CL-PPCRE, if you're in no hurry. There's no MOP worth mentioning.
94        <br /><br />
95        Since this is an early public release, there might be build problems as
96        well as runtime bugs.
97        <br /><br />
98        Please report problems to the <a href="https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/armedbear-j-devel">j development mailing list</a>
99        (you must be subscribed to post).<br /><br />
100    </dd>
101    <dd>The project is using several ways to test standards compliance as well
102        as practical applicability of ABCL by using these projects' test suites
103        as 'compliance' indicators:
104        <ul>
105          <li>ANSI Common Lisp compliance tests</li>
106          <li>Maxima - Computer algebra system</li>
107        </ul>
108    </dd>
109</dl>
110
111<p>
112  <b style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: large;">Installation</b>
113</p>
114<dl>
115  <dd>
116    The README file in the root directory of the source distribution contains
117    instructions for building ABCL.
118    <br /><br />
119    Java 1.5 or higher is required;
120    <a href="http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp">Java 1.5</a>
121    is recommended. There are
122    <a href="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_name=20070218045318.5111%40stephen">
123
124    performance issues</a> with early versions of Java 1.6. To build ABCL, you'll need
125    the full JDK; the JRE is not enough. <br />
126    <em>Recent performance tests have shown Java 1.6 Update 10 - a Release
127    Candidate as of this writing - to be as fast as Java 1.5.</em> </dd>
128</dl>
129
130 <hr />
131 <p>Back to <a href="http://common-lisp.net/">Common-lisp.net</a>.</p>
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