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Guile 1.6.1 is available.

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Guile 1.6.1 is available.
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 00:39:20 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.2 (i386-pc-linux-gnu)

We are pleased to announce the availability of a new Guile release.
This is the next maintenance release for the 1.6 stable series.

You can find it here:

Guile is Project GNU's extension language library, an interpreter for
Scheme, packaged as a library that you can link into your applications
to give them their own scripting language.  Guile should eventually
support other languages as well, giving users of Guile-based
applications a choice of languages.

Some highlights of the 1.6.1 release:

  - Guile now provide and uses an "effective" version number.

    Guile now provides scm_effective_version and effective-version
    functions which return the "effective" version number.  This is
    just the normal full version string without the final
    micro-version number, so the current effective-version is "1.6".
    The effective version should remain unchanged during a stable
    series, and should be used for items like the versioned share
    directory name i.e. /usr/share/guile/1.6.

    Providing an unchanging version number during a stable release for
    things like the versioned share directory can be particularly
    important for Guile "add-on" packages, since it provides a
    directory that they can install to that won't be changed out from
    under them with each micro release during a stable series.

  - Guile now uses it's own version of libltdl.

    Guile now uses its own modified version of libltdl (1.4.3) found
    in ./guile-libltdl which includes a variety of bugfixes and
    enhancements.  We auto generate patches against copies of the
    upstream source so it's easy to forward our modifications to the
    libtool developers.

  - The Emacs interface has been fixed.

  - The SRFI C headers are now installed.

See the NEWS file for further information about this release.

The Guile WWW page is located at

It contains a link to the Guile FAQ and pointers to the mailing lists,
among other things.

This release is version 1.6.1.  Any bugs found will be addressed by
further bugfix releases numbered 1.6.2, 1.6.3, and so on.  The next
stable Guile release with significant functional improvements will be
version 1.8.0.

In between 1.6.x and 1.8.x, you can follow Guile development in CVS
and in the Guile mailing lists (see ANON-CVS and HACKING).  Guile
builds from the development branch of CVS will have version number

Guile versions with an odd middle number, i.e. 1.5.* are unstable
development versions.  Even middle numbers indicate stable versions.
This has been the case since the 1.3.* series.

Please send bug reports to address@hidden

Rob Browning
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