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GNU MDK version 0.5 released

From: Jose Antonio Ortega Ruiz
Subject: GNU MDK version 0.5 released
Date: 06 Oct 2001 15:04:05 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.0807 (Gnus v5.8.7) Emacs/20.7

GNU MDK 0.5 has been released.  It is available from and mirrors of that site (see list of
mirror sites at [0].

GNU MDK provides a simulator of D. Knuth's MIX computer, and a
development environment to write, run and debug MIXAL programs on it.

New in this release:

** Added Guile support:
       - New utility 'mixguile': a Guile shell with an embedded MIX
       virtual machine.
       - gmixvm and mixvm have an embedded Guile interpreter: Scheme
       can be used as an extension language.
       - See the updated User's Manual for details.

** New (g)mixvm commands:
       - psrc: print the current program's source file path
       - pprog: print the current program's path
       - pline: print the current program line
       - pstat: print the current virtual machine status
       - slog: set on/off the logging of info messages to stdout (or
         the command log in gmixvm)

** For the sake of coherence, the following (g)mixvm commands
   have been renamed:
       - tracing -> strace
       - timing -> stime (set on/off timing),
                   ptime (print timing stats)
       - devdir -> sddir (set the devices dir),
                   pddir (print the devices dir)

** Major documentation update to include Guile support and various
   cosmetic corrections for pretty ps and pdf manuals (provided in the
   distribution in addition to the html format).

** In gmixvm, when a font specified in the config file cannot be
   loaded, it is removed from the configuration.

** gmixvm now accepts the standard command line options -vuh

** Bug fix: when the MIX font is changed in gmixvm, the loc widget
   font is correctly updated.

** Bug fix: help messages are now correctly aligned in (g)mixvm.

** Bug fix: timing statitics for the MOVE instruction are correctly

** Bug fix: pressing return at an empty 'MIX >' prompt does not
   produce an error message.

** Bug fix: the configure script now correctly detects the absence of
   libglade (needed by gmixvm).

** Bug fix: makefiles corrected so that mdk accepts a VPATH build
   ('make distcheck' works now)

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Bug reports should go to address@hidden


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