Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of February 19 to 26, 2008.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/8e13997e44d2bc7b/fdafc657ed2dacd9#fdafc657ed2dacd9Damien Doligez announced:
Dear OCaml users, We have prepared a release candidate for OCaml 3.10.2. It is available in source code at ftp://ftp.inria.fr/INRIA/cristal/ocaml/ocaml-3.10/ocaml-3.10.2+rc1.tar.bz2. Please download it, try it, and report success or failure to me: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. See if you can help fill the holes in http://gallium.inria.fr/~doligez/csl-rc-test.html. -- Damien Objective Caml 3.10.2+rc1: -------------------------- Bug fixes: - PR#1217 (partial) Typo in ocamldep man page - PR#4455 str.mli not installed under Windows - PR#4473 crash when accessing float array with polymorphic method - PR#4480 runtime would not compile without gcc extensions - PR#4481 wrong typing of exceptions with object arguments - PR#4490 typo in error message - Random crash on 32-bit when major_heap_increment >= 2^22 - Big performance bug in Weak hashtables - Small bugs in the make-package-macosx script - Bug in typing of polymorphic variants (reported on caml-list)
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/tree/browse_frm/thread/8e13997e44d2bc7b/fdafc657ed2dacd9#doc_4241b530e114902eDaniel de Rauglaudre announced:
New release of Camlp5: 5.08 Main changes: - Added compatibility with OCaml version 3.10.2. - Fixed bug about access to big arrays in normal syntax. - Added "pr_extprint.cmo", printer rebuilding EXTEND_PRINTER statements in their original syntax. Sources and documentation available at: http://pauillac.inria.fr/~ddr/camlp5/ Sorry for those who wrote me about some bugs and improvements in Camlp5. I have been very busy on other topics these days and no time to look at them. But I don't forget you...
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/3418258794b40d5c/13df924f5749710f#13df924f5749710fRichard Jones said:
This is an update about the state of OCaml in Fedora, one of a very occasional series (the last update that I posted here was over 6 months ago). Fedora 8 was released at the end of last year with OCaml 3.10.0 and support for half a dozen or so OCaml libraries. Fedora releases happen about every 6 months. Fedora 9 will be released in a few months, shipping with OCaml 3.10.1 and the following packages: ocaml base OCaml, ocamldoc, camlp4, etc. ocaml-SDL SDL ocaml-calendar Calendar (based on version 2.0) ocaml-camlimages CAMLimages ocaml-cryptokit Cryptokit ocaml-csv CSV support ocaml-curl ocurl ocaml-curses Curses support ocaml-dbus D-Bus (freedesktop.org) ocaml-expat Expat (XML) ocaml-extlib Extlib ocaml-fileutils Fileutils ocaml-findlib Findlib ocaml-lablgl OpenGL ocaml-lablgtk GTK2+ ocaml-libvirt Libvirt (virtualization) ocaml-ocamlnet OCamlNet ocaml-pcre Perl-compatible regular expressions ocaml-ssl SSL ocaml-ulex Ulex ocaml-xml-light XML parsing freetennis Game emacs-common-tuareg tuareg-mode for emacs and xemacs The following packages are also waiting to be accepted into Fedora 9, so either they'll be in the basic version or will be available as external packages and be pushed to Fedora 10: cduce waiting for upstream release(?) felix waiting for upstream release mldonkey ocaml-ast-analyze being rewritten(?) ocaml-cairo ocaml-camlidl ocaml-camlp5 ocaml-camomile some license issues to resolve first ocaml-cil ocaml-gsl ocaml-lacaml ocaml-mysql ocamldsort ocamljava experimental, needs a user/champion before going in ocaml-odbc experimental, only partially builds ocaml-perl4caml ocaml-pgocaml ocaml-postgresql ocaml-pxp ocaml-sexplib ocaml-sqlite ocaml-type-conv ocaml-xmlrpc-light ocaml-zip You can try out early versions of Fedora 9 right now: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/Rawhide As for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 5) we currently support OCaml 3.09.3 and a subset of the first list of packages above. As ever, people interested in long-term (7 years!) stable commercial support should contact me with their requirements. Rich.  Perhaps 3.10.2 if released in time and there are no major incompatibilities with libraries.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/05737cf49073dfc6/6faedd72f77fd0df#6faedd72f77fd0dfSylvain Le Gall announced:
Since some weeks, a little team of volunteers are setting up services for the OCaml community. The first service provided to the community is a planet, which can aggregate RSS feeds related to OCaml news. http://planet.ocamlcore.org Or through our "hub" pages: http://www.ocamlcore.org If your blog talks, from time to time, about OCaml and functionnal programming, you can add your feed to this planet. Subscription are submitted through the form you can find on planet.ocamlcore.org. They are processed every days. We don't allowed people to directly add their feed to avoid "spam-blog". For now, we don't yet provide a way to remove or change your RSS feed. Mail us, if you want to change something. In the future we will maybe change things to automate this. Regards Sylvain Le Gall, Stefano Zacchiroli, Romain Beauxis ps: this planet is not bug free and we will open a bug tracker related to it when the forge will be online.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/7d0f0825aefd13cc/f0204de2d73d19dd#f0204de2d73d19ddJacques Garrigue announced:
Dear lablgtk users, Some of you may have already seen that, due to a bug fix in ocaml-3.10.2+rc1, lablgtk-2.10.0 doesn't compile anymore. The fix was really easy (just copy the contents of the error message into the interface), but here is a bug-fix release, which fixes a few other problems too. You can find it at: http://wwwfun.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/soft/olabl/lablgtk.html This release only fixes bugs, there are no new features, and hopefully no new bugs. Here are the changes: 2008.02.26 [Jacques] * fix wrong type in GContainer.mli (could not compile with 3.10.2) 2007.12.01 [Jacques] * revert to setting LC_NUMERIC to C (ocaml still uses strtod) 2007.11.28 [Jacques] * Fix Val_GType/GType_val (use Val_addr/Addr_val) 2007.10.09 [Benjamin] * add ui_manager#as_ui_manager 2007.09.27 [Jacques] * Fix examples.
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