Seed7 is a general purpose programming language. It is a higher level language compared to Ada, C++, and Java. In Seed7, new statements and operators can be declared easily. Functions with type results and type parameters are more elegant than a template or generics concept. Object orientation is used when it brings advantages and not in places when other solutions are more obvious. Although Seed7 contains several concepts of other programming languages, it is generally not considered as a direct descendant of any other programming language.
Release Notes: The documentation file doc/install.txt has been improved to describe the command 'make install'. The chapter about the foreign function interface in the manual has been improved. In striutl.h, the macros os_stri_alloc and os_stri_free have been improved to use a stack like allocation. This reduces the time used by operating system calls. The targets 'install' and 'uninstall' have been added to several makefiles. The program setwpath.c has been added. This program sets the search path (PATH variable) under Windows. The functions heapAllocOsStri and heapFreeOsStri have been added to striutl.c.
ctioga2 is a command-line plotting utility. It enables users to make publication-quality plots of data and mathematical functions quickly. It is a complete rewrite of the old ctioga, and is much more flexible, with quite a few additional features.
Release Notes: This release has seen progress in many domains. You can now draw PNG or JPEG images in graphs. Text labels (title and axes) can now be auto sized (i.e. the will be as large as needed to fill the side of the graph). You can now include inline Ruby code in command files to make it easy to define functions (for math or data processing). Color map specification has been extended which, combined with the inclusion of color sets from colorbrewer2.org, makes it easy to draw meaningful heat maps in a simple way. Of course, this release brings in its load of bugfixes and minor updates.