[Uim] uim 1.4.0-alpha released
YAMAMOTO Kengo / YamaKen
yamaken at bp.iij4u.or.jp
Fri Dec 29 09:52:52 PST 2006
I've released uim 1.4.0-alpha, alpha release of first
SigScheme-based uim. And this release also includes important GC
crash fix on SPARC, IA-64, and possibly MIPS, Alpha, m68k. If
you have these machines, please test and report.
Thanks Tanaka Akira, for letting me realize about the GC problem
through the presentation at Binary 2.0 Conference
The source tarballs are available at:
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MD5 (uim-1.4.0-alpha.tar.bz2) = 8d8e1e6e81246106bf5d0276feaf97d4
SHA1 (uim-1.4.0-alpha.tar.gz) = c2dd9d233aa991b188e092bee5115e90d86e67ca
SHA1 (uim-1.4.0-alpha.tar.bz2) = 6518faaf48bbd2201ce3a04e1fa2b3d42809a7c4
uim 1.4.0-alpha Release Note
About This Release
This distribution of uim 1.4.0-alpha is a preview release for testing
purpose. Since it may contain serious unknown problems, it should not be
used for important work. For such situations, use our latest stable
release uim 1.3.1.
This release is for internal improvement. The non-standards-conformant
Scheme interpreter of libuim has been replaced with newly developed
SigScheme to make a room for next leap. There is no user-visible feature
changes other than resource consumption reduction.
Please report us if you find a problem.
Mailinglist: uim at freedesktop.org
Bug tracking system: http://bugs.freedesktop.org/
- The modified version of SIOD interpreter has been replaced with
- [CRITICAL] Fix GC crash on SPARC, IA-64, and possibly MIPS, Alpha, m68k, by
introduction of libgcroots
See NEWS for the fully detailed changes.
Notes for Packagers and System Integrators
- Use the bundled SigScheme, and do not depend on external SigScheme
package. Since the SigScheme interpreter is completely embedded into
libuim without linking to libsscm, and exposing no SigScheme-specific
symbols regardless of environment-dependent symbol exportation control
existence such as -export-symbols of libtool or version script of ld,
no conflict with libsscm occurs
- libuim links to libgcroots although SigScheme is embedded into
libuim. Although libgcroots is also bundled in uim, it should be
managed as a separated package since both libsscm and libuim which
provided by separated package depends on it. Add
'--with-libgcroots=installed' to configure options for uim to disable
build and install of the bundled version of libgcroots
- libuim ABI and so libtool-version has been updated due to the GC
protection API change which required to fix the GC problem
- uim 1.5.0
Release for internal simplification. No user-visible changes.
The complicated C part of uim which prevents extensions, design
improvements and automated input method tests will be turned into
Scheme codes or optimized out.
- uim 1.6.0 and later
The time for drastic reconstruction. Many user-visible changes.
The composer framework will be introduced for extensible IM
Hans-J. Boehm and all authors of Boehm GC for the useful codes.
Tanaka Akira for letting me realize about the GC problem through the
presentation at Binary 2.0 Conference 2006.
YAMAMOTO Kengo / YamaKen yamaken at bp.iij4u.or.jp
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