Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of August 22 to 29, 2006.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/4d24a0ef77316da1/16b512ebf809de56#16b512ebf809de56Deep in this thread, Richard Jones said:
Do you want to help us make OCaml more commercial? A while back we started a web site to help coordinate such activities: http://wiki.cocan.org/ You might want to help to expand this page in particular: http://wiki.cocan.org/getting_started_with_ocaml_on_windows
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/d7c030d1432a0597/269a09499b995ddd#269a09499b995dddRichard Jones announced:
Merjis is pleased to announce the release of PG'OCaml 0.6. PG'OCaml is a camlp4 syntax which lets you embed Postgres SQL statements directly into OCaml code. It is almost completely type-safe (at least, as type-safe as PostgreSQL itself allows). We have just released version 0.6, which has a number of enhancements, including the ability to access multiple databases / servers when compiling a single file, using syntax like: let rows = PGSQL(dbh) "database=foo" "select something from table_in_foo" The library is released under LGPL with the OCaml linking exception, meaning there should be no barrier to using it in commercial code. Despite the apparently "young" version number, we use this library extensively in production code. http://merjis.com/developers/pgocaml Some of our other OCaml libraries: http://merjis.com/developers
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/da4bd62d1711b7d8/7eadcf46b2f8b59a#7eadcf46b2f8b59aDavid Baelde announced:
The Savonet team is proud to announce a new bunch of releases, including liquidsoap 0.3.0 and updates of our libraries for OCaml: vorbis, mad, lame, alsa, shout and others. Liquidsoap is a simple script language allowing one to build audio stream sources from various elementary sources, source combinators and audio outputs. Once the source runs, one can interact with the process through a telnet interface -- a graphical interface is also available. It is mainly intended to be used as an icecast client for internet radios, but could also be used as a weird media player. Since the 0.2.0 release, we fixed more bugs and liquidsoap is getting more and more stable: we now get uptimes of 40 days and counting. But liquidsoap 0.3.0 also has a whole lot of new features and usability improvements, thanks to the interaction with new users. Outputs are now sources like others, allowing multi-output scripts. We added ALSA I/O and MP3 encoding, metadata rewriting, blank detection, shout client source, better interfacing with external programs, transitions, etc. We also started a wiki (http://savonet.sf.net) on which a real documentation has been written, with plenty of examples. This is the place to learn more about our project. A PDF generated from the wiki is also included in the liquidsoap release. The introduction of transitions might be of interest for the caml-list readers, since it came with a new design of the script language. Liquidsoap now has a real tiny functional programming language, with static infered types, and a simple Ruby-like syntax. Functions are useful for conciseness, but also as a mean to specify a transition. The switching source combinators now accept transitions, as functions of type source->source->source, taking the previous and the next source, and building a new one with a transition -- fade, add, many things are possible. Feedback or new ideas would be welcome, and I'd be happy to answer any question. We hope you'll enjoy it.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/e7a115783922922a/718bb9634ec1c4ad#718bb9634ec1c4adStefano Zacchiroli announced:
I'm pleased to announce the release of LablGtkSourceView 0.2.0. Thanks to the work of Maxence Guesdon (now co-author of the project), most of the GtkSourceView API is now available via bindings. Additionally, the LablGtkSourceView is now hosted on Gna!. The project page is available at: https://gna.org/projects/mlgtksourceview The quick and dirty link to the latest tarball is the following: http://download.gna.org/mlgtksourceview/lablgtksourceview-0.2.0.tar.gz Cheers. LablGtkSourceView: OCaml bindings for GtkSourceView --------------------------------------------------- LablGtkSourceView are the OCaml bindings for GtkSourceView, a GTK widget which extends the standrd GTK text widgets implementing syntax highlighting, automatic indentation, and other typical features of source editors. Using LablGtkSourceView you can instantiate and use GtkSourceView widgets in OCaml programs which use GTK through the LablGtk interface. LablGtkSourceView is freely distributed under the term of the GNU LGPL (Lesser General Public License), see LICENSE and COPYING files for more info.
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