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[Chicken-announce] [ANN] CHICKEN 4.11.0 release candidate 2 available

From: Peter Bex
Subject: [Chicken-announce] [ANN] CHICKEN 4.11.0 release candidate 2 available
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:39:55 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Hello all,

The second release candidate for CHICKEN 4.11.0 is now available for download:

This tarball has the following SHA-2 checksum:

The list of changes since 4.10.0 is available here:

The changes since the previous release candidate (rc1) are as follows:
- On 32-bit systems, the debugger client used incorrect printf format
   strings, resulting in invalid data used for the protocol.  This made
   debugging of programs running on 32-bit systems impossible (#1279).
- Under Mac OS X, "make check" failed in a non-installed CHICKEN due to
   the new "System Integrity Protection" breaking DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH in
   all processes that are invoked through /bin/sh (#1277).
   Thanks to J Irving for reporting this, and Jim Ursetto for creating
   and testing the fix.
- On 64-bit architectures where "char" defaults to unsigned (e.g. ARM64),
   negative signed fixnum literals embedded inside other literals would
   be decoded incorrectly (#1280).  Thanks to Alex Shendi for reporting
   this and testing the fix.
- When initializing a new egg repository, if the destination directory
   does not exist, chicken-install would write all files to the target
   as if it were a file.  Thanks to "LemonBoy" for reporting this and
   creating a fix.
- Stack checks inserted by the compiler would incorrectly trigger stack
   overflow errors after receiving a signal (#1283).  Thanks to
   "LemonBoy" for helping to track down this error.

These last-minute changes are very important for the stability of the
system, so we are very happy they made it in.  However, due to the impact
of especially the latter, we would ask you all to help us test the new
release candidate as thoroughly as the first one.

As usual, an easy way to test this RC is as follows:

$ make PLATFORM=<platform> PREFIX=<some dir> install check
$ <some dir>/bin/chicken-install pastiche

If you want to build CHICKEN with a compiler other than the default one,
just use C_COMPILER=<the compiler> (e.g., C_COMPILER=clang) on the make

Of course, feel free to explore other supported build options (see the
README file for more information) and actually use CHICKEN 4.11.0rc2 for
your software.

If you can, please let us know the following information about the
environment you tested the RC tarball on:

Operating system: (e.g., FreeBSD 10.1, Debian 8, Windows 7 mingw-msys)
Hardware platform: (e.g., x86, x86-64, PPC)
C Compiler: (e.g., GCC 4.9.2, clang 3.6)
Installation works?: yes or no
Tests work?: yes or no
Installation of eggs works?: yes or no

Thanks in advance!


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