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[Chicken-announce] [ANN] CHICKEN 5.3.0 release candidate 4 available

From: Peter Bex
Subject: [Chicken-announce] [ANN] CHICKEN 5.3.0 release candidate 4 available
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2021 11:50:41 +0200

Hello all,

The fourth release candidate for CHICKEN 5.3.0 is now available for

The sha256sum of that tarball is:


The list of changes since 5.2.0 and 5.3.0rc4 is available here:

This release candidate fixes a regression that happened somewhere
between 5.2.0 and 5.3.0 which meant static linking was broken for
programs that used certain builtin modules (#1788).

It also introduces a safety check in the setters for current-user-id,
current-effective-user-id and current-group-id to ensure that only
fixnums are passed in (#1787).

Please give this new release candidate a try and report your findings
to the mailing list.  Here's a suggested test procedure:

  $ make PREFIX=<directory> install check
  $ <directory>/bin/chicken-install pastiche

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

  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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