Release Notes: POSIX threads are used instead of "green threads". A large subset of the Common Lisp metaobject protocol has been implemented, and is used by the Objective-C interface. A Cocoa bridge which facilitates interfacing with the Cocoa API has been contributed, and the Cocoa examples have been rewritten to use it. Several hundred ANSI compliance bugs identified by Paul Dietz's test suite have been fixed. A number of opensource libraries such as ASDF and ASDF-INSTALL are bundled with the release.
Release Notes: The interface database has changed, and is now entirely Lisp-based. The database provides access to the Carbon and Cocoa frameworks, the Objective-C runtime, and libc functions. A preliminary Cocoa-based text editor demo is available. The garbage collection threshold can be set from the commandline. The interface to foreign calls is now case-sensitive, and there is a new facility for dealing with platform-dependent line terminators. This release is binary-incompatible with previous releases; you will need to recompile your FASL files. Finally, the release includes many bugfixes.
Release Notes: This release includes a port to Darwin/MacOS X. The memory management subsystem has be rewritten: instead of using a fixed-size heap, the heap is expanded on demand. Some arithmetic functions have been moved from Lisp to assembly, to improve speed, and the compiler now inlines operations on arguments of type (unsigned-byte 32).
Release Notes: Reorganizing the interface database files in Berkeley DB v1 format, new INSPECT and STEP commands (they default to a tty-based interface, but there is support for plugging in alternate interfaces), some extra commands for dealing with threads in the read-eval-print loop and the debugger, internal changes to simplify cross-compilation, new primitives for accessing 64-bit memory locations, some OpenGL and GTk+ demo programs, and numerous bugfixes.
Release Notes: BSD sockets interface, shared library support, multibyte I/O, improved path name handling, support for AltiVec ops from the Lisp assembler, better support for running external programs, and many bugfixes added.