We are delighted to announce GNU Guile 2.9.7, the seventh and hopefully penultimate beta release in preparation for the upcoming 3.0 stable series. See the release announcement for full details and a download link.
This release makes Guile go faster. Compared to 2.9.6 there are some significant improvements:
The cumulative comparison against 2.2 is finally looking like we have no significant regressions:
Now we're on the home stretch! Hopefully we'll get out just one more prerelease and then release a stable Guile 3.0.0 in January. However until then, note that GNU Guile 2.9.7 is a beta release, and as such offers no API or ABI stability guarantees. Users needing a stable Guile are advised to stay on the stable 2.2 series.
As always, experience reports with GNU Guile 2.9.7, good or bad, are
very welcome; send them to
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know you found
a bug, please do send a note to
email@example.com. Happy hacking!