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[Chicken-announce] [ANN] CHICKEN 5.2.0 release candidate available

From: Peter Bex
Subject: [Chicken-announce] [ANN] CHICKEN 5.2.0 release candidate available
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 13:29:06 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

Hello everyone,

We are happy to announce the first release candidate of the upcoming
CHICKEN 5.2.0.

CHICKEN 5.2.0rc1 is now available at this location:

The SHA256 sum of that tarball is

This is mostly a maintenance and bugfix release.

One important change might cause breakage of existing code: CHICKEN will
now error out when you use -c with multiple files (see #1655) for more

Another change that might expose bugs in existing code, thereby
possibly breaking it is that modules won't pollute the global namespace
anymore when imported.  This may expose missing imports in macro code,
because an import won't make the imports available for compile-time code.
See #1548 for more info.

The complete list of changes since version 5.1.0 is available here:

Please give it a test and report your findings to the mailing list.

Here's a suggested test procedure:

  $ 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 5.2.0rc1 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 12.0, Debian 9, Windows 10 mingw-msys under 
Hardware platform: (e.g., x86, x86-64, PPC)
C Compiler: (e.g., GCC 6.4.0, clang 5.0.0)
Installation works?: yes or no
Tests work?: yes or no
Installation of eggs works?: yes or no

Thanks in advance!


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