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Re: GNU Guile 2.9.7 Released [beta]

From: Jérémy Korwin-Zmijowski
Subject: Re: GNU Guile 2.9.7 Released [beta]
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:34:59 +0100
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Le 13 décembre 2019 14:30:43 GMT+01:00, Andy Wingo <address@hidden> a écrit :
>We are pleased to announce GNU Guile release 2.9.7.  This is the
>and hopefully next-to-last pre-release of what will eventually become
>the 3.0 release series.
>Compared to the current stable series (2.2.x), the future Guile 3.0
>support for just-in-time native code generation, speeding up all Guile
>programs.  See the NEWS extract at the end of the mail for full
>Compared to the previous prerelease (2.9.6), Guile 2.9.7 improves the
>quality of native code generation, and fixes a bug that prevented a
>timely switch from the interpreter to native code.  A performance
>comparison is further down in this mail.
>The current plan is to make another prerelease (2.9.8) on 3 January
>2020, and 3.0.0 on 17 January 2020.  It's a good time to test the
>prereleases to make sure they work on your platform.  Please send any
>build reports (success or failure) to address@hidden, along with
>platform details.  You can file a bug by sending mail to
>The Guile web page is located at, and
>among other things, it contains a copy of the Guile manual and pointers
>to more resources.
>Guile is an implementation of the Scheme programming language, with
>support for many SRFIs, packaged for use in a wide variety of
>environments.  In addition to implementing the R5RS Scheme standard,
>Guile includes a module system, full access to POSIX system calls,
>networking support, multiple threads, dynamic linking, a foreign
>function call interface, and powerful string processing.
>Guile can run interactively, as a script interpreter, and as a Scheme
>compiler to VM bytecode.  It is also packaged as a library so that
>applications can easily incorporate a complete Scheme interpreter/VM.
>An application can use Guile as an extension language, a clean and
>powerful configuration language, or as multi-purpose "glue" to connect
>primitives provided by the application.  It is easy to call Scheme code
>From C code and vice versa.  Applications can add new functions, data
>types, control structures, and even syntax to Guile, to create a
>domain-specific language tailored to the task at hand.
>Guile 2.9.7 can be installed in parallel with Guile 2.2.x; see
>A more detailed NEWS summary follows these details on how to get the
>Guile sources.
>Here are the compressed sources:
>   (10MB)
>   (12MB)
>   (21MB)
>Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:
>Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:
>Here are the SHA256 checksums:
>[*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
>.sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
>and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:
>  gpg --verify guile-2.9.7.tar.gz.sig
>If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
>then run this command to import it:
>gpg --keyserver --recv-keys
>and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.
>This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
>  Autoconf 2.69
>  Automake 1.16.1
>  Libtool 2.4.6
>  Gnulib v0.1-1157-gb03f418
>  Makeinfo 6.5
>The NEWS extract follows, but as a present for having read down this
>far, here's a comparison of some microbenchmark results between Guile
>2.2.6 and Guile 2.9.7:

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