Barton Willis reports, “As of last evening, the Maxima test suite runs OK using 32 bit Clozure for Windows XP. I thank the Clozure CL developers, Gary Byers and R. Matthew Emerson, for their help. Being able to run Maxima using Clozure CL under Windows, Linux, and OSX will be a great for the Maxima community.”

Clozure CL 1.3 release candidate

A release candidate of Clozure CL 1.3 is now available.

The big news in this release is support for the 32-bit x86 architecture and ports to several more operating systems. CCL now runs on:

  • Mac OS X 10.4 and later (PowerPC and x86)
  • Linux (PowerPC and x86)
  • FreeBSD 6.x and later (x86)
  • Solaris (x86)
  • MS Windows (x86)

There are 32- and 64-bit versions for all platforms.

Please see the release notes for more information, including instructions on how to use Subversion to get the release candidate.

If you have some time to try it out, we would appreciate bug reports and feedback.

Lisp gathering Sunday evening in Nashville

The Lisp50 conference next week on Monday, October 20 ( looks like it is going to be a fantastic conference!  Pascal Costanza has put together an incredible lineup of speakers.

Clozure Associates is putting together an informal gathering of Lispers to get together for some drinks and conversation on Sunday evening.  If you’re interested in attending, then let me know via an email to jaj at clozure dot com so that we know how big of a reservation to make.  Three people from Clozure will be attending:  Jeremy Jones, Matt Emerson, and Greg Pfeil.  RSVP  Time and Place will be determined and sent out to those who respond.

Hope to see you there!

Clozure CL 1.2 released

It’s been ready for a while now, but I don’t think we ever mentioned it, so…

Clozure CL 1.2 is now available.

Clozure CL is is an open source Common Lisp implementation that runs on PowerPC hardware under Mac OS X and Linux, and on x86-64 hardware under Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD.

Clozure CL used be called OpenMCL.  It is also sometimes called CCL.

You can get it here.

Release notes are included in the distribution, or here (the release notes URL has “trunk” in it, but those really are the correct notes).