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The GNU extension language

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2010-12-17
GNU Guile 1.9.14 (beta) released. Again, one of the last releases before 2.0 comes out.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.14.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 7cb61502642e7ab2ed7ab87262424678a710827d.

See the NEWS file for details.

2010-12-13
GNU Guile 1.8.8 released. This is the next maintenance release for the 1.8 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.8.8.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 548d6927aeda332b117f8fc5e4e82c39a05704f9.

See the NEWS file for details.

2010-10-17
GNU Guile 1.9.13 (beta) released. Again, one of the last releases before 2.0 comes out.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.13.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is e8067a26aa2d01a856c0cd5bc73e7e8b4fa6429a.

See the NEWS file for details.

2010-09-04
GNU Guile 1.9.12 (beta) released. Again, this may be the last release before 2.0 comes out.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.12.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is c6efaca5d9e52925200b7458164cb2812b4d88df.

See the NEWS file for details.

2010-06-01
GNU Guile 1.9.11 (beta) released. This may be the last release before 2.0 comes out.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.11.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is abd1424a927302db31395db828d4d14fa68d13f9.

See the NEWS file for details.

2010-04-15
GNU Guile 1.9.10 (beta) released. This may be the last release before 2.0 comes out.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.10.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 1a3134fc05d5cdc5108dc4717c8a37bffccf19f4.

See the NEWS file for details.

2010-03-18
GNU Guile 1.9.9 (beta) released. This is the next pre-release of what will eventually become the 2.0 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.9.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is b4abff121c6f16b28214fa0eecabc90ef1dd0ea5.

See the NEWS file for details.

2010-02-17
GNU Guile 1.9.8 (beta) released. This is the next pre-release of what will eventually become the 2.0 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.8.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 9b1ef8f920db0a4119e18f19141698782c650aa3.

See the NEWS file for details.

2010-01-19
GNU Guile 1.9.7 (beta) released. This is the next pre-release of what will eventually become the 2.0 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.7.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is f50f807873303d3812ba974d9be6b5ea1b9d02f2.

See the NEWS file for details.

2009-12-15
GNU Guile 1.9.6 (alpha) released. This is the next pre-release of what will eventually become the 2.0 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.6.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 365341f996ea28bac08a7f38268ef3279fdedaaf.

See the NEWS file for details.

2009-11-17
GNU Guile 1.9.5 (alpha) released. This is the next pre-release of what will eventually become the 2.0 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.5.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is b8d6055318c8ac3482479df679adf943a2e1c292.

See the NEWS file for details.

2009-10-15
GNU Guile 1.9.4 (alpha) released. This is the next pre-release of what will eventually become the 2.0 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.4.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 6fdaab75d25bba1bcfee92c5cc12f99f6ac90a46.

See the NEWS file for details.

2009-09-15
GNU Guile 1.9.3 (alpha) released. This is the next pre-release of what will eventually become the 2.0 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.3.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is c8d1d25ed413b48493ec5b0cbf4de8593cab4a21.

See the NEWS file for details.

2009-08-15
GNU Guile 1.9.2 (alpha) released. This is the next pre-release of what will eventually become the 2.0 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.2.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 5bf59d9d17841d8d87e1744c9d35b276b5c67133.

See the NEWS file for details.

2009-07-15
GNU Guile 1.9.1 (alpha) released. This is the next pre-release of what will eventually become the 2.0 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.1.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is d6dff7936e0428639eee0f46c34c4b14a8688e3f.

See the NEWS file for details.

2009-07-05
GNU Guile 1.8.7 released. This is the next maintenance release for the 1.8 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.8.7.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 24cd2f06439c76d41d982a7384fe8a0fe5313b54.

See the NEWS file for details.

2009-06-19
GNU Guile 1.9.0 (alpha) released. This is the first pre-release of what will eventually become the 2.0 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.9.0.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 836cffc2d05cd0de938bf24bc91e9debe8fea060.

See the NEWS file for details.

2008-12-08
GNU Guile 1.8.6 released. This is the next maintenance release for the 1.8 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.8.6.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is a3896f86044a2b3740dac43e045c349d656fba31.

See the NEWS file for details.

2008-05-07
GNU Guile 1.8.5 released. This is the next maintenance release for the 1.8 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.8.5.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 3ef611cf5c4998a5bdfc7935765bb68730038614.

See the NEWS file for details.

2008-02-19
GNU Guile 1.8.4 released. This is the next maintenance release for the 1.8 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.8.4.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 1e80fe242acfde2bfa39fd1e8409a8f010e24e2b.

See the NEWS file for details.

2007-10-16
GNU Guile 1.8.3 released. This is the next maintenance release for the 1.8 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.8.3.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 26cf7b70d4caff8fe2a5fbcc363f2457bc591c2b.

See the NEWS file for details.

2007-07-16
GNU Guile 1.8.2 released. This is the next maintenance release for the 1.8 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.8.2.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is b5c624b152a45f302e185e20a468a02f2eb73e38.

See the NEWS file for details.

2006-10-06
GNU Guile 1.8.1 released. This is the next maintenance release for the 1.8 stable series.

You can find it at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.8.1.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 184555def153fdbc322045b1fdd90a7b23a84fbd.

See the NEWS file for details.

2006-05-28
GNU Guile 1.6.8 released. This is the next maintenance release for the old 1.6 stable series. The current stable series is 1.8.

You can find it at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.6.8.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 5c244f730d7aaee32db4b0cc77b688f74a5caa71.

See the NEWS file for details.

2006-02-12
GNU Guile 1.8.0 released.

You can find it at: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guile/guile-1.8.0.tar.gz. Its SHA1 hash is 22462680feeda1e5400195c01dee666162503d66.

The NEWS file is quite long. Here are the most interesting entries:

    Changes since 1.6:
  • Guile is now licensed with the GNU Lesser General Public License.
  • The manual is now licensed with the GNU Free Documentation License.
  • We now use GNU MP for bignums.
  • We now have exact rationals, such as 1/3.
  • We now use native POSIX threads for real concurrent threads.
  • There is a new way to initalize Guile that allows one to use Guile from threads that have not been created by Guile.
  • Mutexes and condition variables are now always fair. A recursive mutex must be requested explicitely.
  • The low-level thread API has been removed.
  • There is now support for copy-on-write substrings and mutation-sharing substrings.
  • A new family of functions for converting between C values and Scheme values has been added that is future-proof and thread-safe.
  • The INUM macros like SCM_MAKINUM have been deprecated.
  • The macros SCM_STRINGP, SCM_STRING_CHARS, SCM_STRING_LENGTH, SCM_SYMBOL_CHARS, and SCM_SYMBOL_LENGTH have been deprecated.
  • There is a new way to deal with non-local exits and re-entries in C code, which is nicer than scm_internal_dynamic_wind.
  • There are new malloc-like functions that work better than scm_must_malloc, etc.
  • There is a new way to access all kinds of vectors and arrays from C that is efficient and thread-safe.
  • The concept of dynamic roots has been factored into continuation barriers and dynamic states.
See NEWS and the manual for more details.

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