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McCLIM: upcoming 0.9.2 release and recent changes
The McCLIM developers have called for a feature freeze in view of the upcoming 0.9.2 "Laetare Sunday" release, which is scheduled for March 26, 2006.
Also as a result of this work, there was a lot of CVS commit activity within the past month. Here are the major changes:
menu-chooseout of experimental status because it has proven its robustness. It may be worth promoting to the non-experimental status also the code in
Experimental/pointer-doc-hack.lisp, which draws cool icons for the mouse gesture indicators in the pointer documentation area instead of textual representations. I have been successfully using it for the past few years, and I don't remember a single glitch.
standard-tree-output-record. The Franz CLIM manual explains the typical CLIM usage of this kind of output record: "This class is optimized to store output records that tend to be created one after another with ascending y coordinates, such as you would find in a scrolling window of text". Christophe reports performance issues.
The implementation of
based on the spatial-trees library,
and now McCLIM's ASDF definition depends on it. This, however, is a
small library that is ASDF-INSTALLable and should run virtually
There was also the usual share of fixes and improvements. Finally, the Beagle backend for MacOS X experienced some bit rot and it currently does not work.
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