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Re: MCL5


From: Rainer Joswig
Subject: Re: MCL5
Date: 9 May 2003 01:32:50 -0700

address@hidden (BK) wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
> address@hidden (Rainer Joswig) wrote ...
> > address@hidden (BK) wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
> > 
> > > According to Digitool's web site, MCL currently only runs in Classic
> > > and V5.0 is only for selected customers cause it's a preview, not an
> > > official release yet.
> > 
> > Why don't you just do the basic research and go to the Digitool
> > web site and read it? It says on the front page:
> > 
> > "The beta version of MacOSX native MCL (MCL 5.0) is available for purchase."
> > 
> > Means, you (and everbody else) can buy the beta version and you
> > (and everybody else) would get the beta version. Yes, the beta
> > version runs under Mac OS X. Native. Yes, lots of people have it.
> 
> OK, I mixed up the preview for selected customers bit, which was LispWorks:
> 
> http://www.lispworks.com/press_releases/press5.html
> 
> 
> According to Digitool's website as of May 8, 2003, MCL 5 should be *available 
> now*
> 
> http://www.digitool.com/purchase.html says:
> 
> MCL-5  MCL 5.0 (shipping January 2003)  $750.00
> MCL-5B  MCL 5.0 beta (includes final release above)  $495.00
> 
> There is also a history of almost three years of "OSX version available soon".

The beta is available now. A final MCL is not yet available. A new
date has not been communicated.
 
> Taking all this into account, why would I not wait until the thing *actually* 
> ships?

It is cheaper to get the beta now and later the shipping version. Right?

A lot of people who have Lisp-based code written for earlier versions
of MCL are already porting this code to the new Carbon-based MCL 5,
using the beta version of MCL 5.


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