Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of April 10 to 17, 2007.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/8e98cc23ccae6e27/925416241d5fda94#925416241d5fda94John Whitington announced:
CamlPDF is a library for reading, writing and manipulating PDF files and data. This is a request-for-comment release, under a BSD-style licence: http://www.coherentgraphics.co.uk/camlpdf.html Those not interested in PDF may, however, be interested in the literate program, which shows what can be done with ocamlweb: http://www.coherentgraphics.co.uk/camlpdf.pdf CamlPDF has already shipped as part of a popular shrink-wrapped desktop product. However, since this large codebase aims to provide a more complete PDF library than was required for that product, feedback would be much appreciated. Please see the Request for Comment on page (iii) of the literate program.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/742c89b5101b070d/2251aa465915390c#2251aa465915390cJeff Henrikson announced:
I stuffed all the my recent notes on camlp4 3.10 onto ocaml-tutorial.org. http://ocaml-tutorial.org/camlp4_3.10 If you too are doing experiments with the new camlp4, please write down the things that you find. Even if a new camlp4 experiment is contributed only 80% correctly I feel that it's better than it having no documentation. The errors will correct with time. I am totally open to taking it out of the "tutorial" list on the home page, since it's really not a tutorial. Someone with history editing on the site should decide how it should be listed ...
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/2a4317d98c531d07/f6a847b66f2da1a5#f6a847b66f2da1a5Yoriyuki Yamagata announced:
The Free Software Initiative of Japan select two OCaml projects for Google Summer of Code. http://code.google.com/soc/fsijp/about.html The projects are STMlib: Multi-backend STM library for OCaml by Zheng Li Improve Eclipse plugin of OCaml by Soutaro Matsumoto. Both are mentored by me.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/589759bada9f6c88/c1fad3b160902f64#c1fad3b160902f64Oliver Bandel asked and Eric Cooper answered:
> The md5-module is really fine, but to have SHA-1 and other algorithms > also in the standard-lib would be a good thing, IMHO. Not in the standard library, but with the same interface as Digest: http://tab.snarc.org/projects/ocaml_sha/ In Debian, just "apt-get install libsha-ocaml-dev".
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/3212597eeae30b76/a445b8378a0e1884#a445b8378a0e1884Erik de Castro Lopo asked and Olivier Andrieu answered:
> What libraries are people using for linear algebra? I currently only > need simple things like multiplication and addition for now but > probably also need other stuff at some point. > I'd prefer something under the same license as the standard Ocaml > libraries. ocamlgsl, my bindings for the GSL library has some linear algebra too http://www.gnu.org/software/gsl/ mind that GSL's license is GPL, not LGPL.Jon Harrop also answered and Erik de Castro Lopo said:
> OCaml for Scientists describes the use of LACAML. See the eigenvalue example > here, for example: > http://www.ffconsultancy.com/products/ocaml_for_scientists/complete/ Thanks Jon, I have it compiling. You might hwoever want to fix the lacaml link on your page. The link you have is broken but this one (from Christophe) works: http://www.ocaml.info/home/ocaml_sources.html#lacaml
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/6bded05ff70ae61a/85b44c07f6c5d00aMarkus announced:
Release 1.4 of LSD mount utilities (minor enhancements) A new version (1.4) of the LSD mount utilities has been released (download here: http://software.m-e-leypold.de/lsd-mount-utilities). This release doesn't add new functionality. Instead parts of the code have been reorganized in (probably more reliable) reusable components. As a side effect - The installation footprint has been reduced by factor ~2.3 (formerly separate programs have been gathered into a single one and switch on the name under which the program is installed). - The tool verbosity is greatly reduced (since we now suppress standard error for most of the probing with external tools). To get a partial trace of the things happening internally (e.g. which external programs are invoked) you can now set the environment variable lsd_lama_trace=verbose. A more detailed description of the utilities can be found at http://www.etc-network.de/blog/mel/projects/lsd-mount-utilities/about.html. Please read the complete README (and specfically the disclaimer) before installing or using the software).
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/a2dd7b2ac2ef6f25/40b6c5bbaf68c3c3#40b6c5bbaf68c3c3Massimiliano Brocchini announced:
Net7 is looking for a researcher to participate in the WebSiCoLa project. WebSiCoLa is a Marie-Curie Transfer of Knowledge international project. The objective of the project is to develop a functional programming language conceived specifically for programming web applications and web services. The language will be compiled to OCaml. You will have the opportunity to work in a stimulating team in the beautiful city of Pisa in Italy for two years and in France (for CNRS or University of Paris XIII) for at least one year. Do you fulfill the following requirements? - have a Ph.D. in computer science - your native country is one of the European Union Member States **except Italy** or one of the following: Croatia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland. - your native country is not in the above list but you worked four of the last five years in one of the above list of countries. - ability to speak and write in English For more information visit http://www.netseven.it/index.php?page=/main_eng/home
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