Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of October 20 to 27, 2009.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/872f6515d8fb0e30#Xavier Leroy announced:
This is an announcement for those of you who track the development of OCaml between releases. The OCaml development team recently switched from CVS to Subversion (SVN) as our version control system. Public read-only access to our new SVN repository is now available as described in the following page: http://caml.inria.fr/ocaml/anonsvn.en.html The old CVS repository on camlcvs.inria.fr is still accessible but no longer updated. It will go away in a few weeks.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/4552b490cbbe2b58#Adrien Nader announced:
I'm pleased to announce a preview release of ocaml-gir. ocaml-gir is an automated binding generator for glib-based libraries. It works by parsing the output of gobject-introspection which in turn works by parsing header files. gobject-introspection doesn't work on preprocessed sources and is able to take advantage of the glib-style C macros to improve the library interface description. It is currently in alpha/beta stage and is able to bind most of WebKit-gtk and DBus-GLib and both are working here. Other libraries are *partially* supported (i.e. gcc finds errors in the C code). The description of the libraries is often broken because of gobject-introspection itself (it strips out GError** paramaters...) or incomplete because of a lack of annotations. ocaml-gir is hosted on the ocamlcore forge using git and its sources are accessible through git-web. A tarball is also available. ocaml-gir ships with the .gir/.xml files generated by this tool and modified to fix various errors, expand annotations or improve the caml-side api (only once right now). Therefore, trying to use gobject-introspection to generate the description again is not advised. There is README explaining quickly how to use ocaml-gir in the source folder. Compared to camlidl, its main advantage is to work on .h files rather than on .idl ones. My first motivation for ocaml-gir was to get webkit-gtk. I knew its API was changing often and I didn't feel like checking everything every few weeks. Another difference is that ocaml-gir tries to follow lablgtk's API style. For example, it uses polymorphic variants to bind C enums. Moreover, I wasnt't sure how camlidl was going to handle structs named like WebKitWebView which ocaml type should be web_view. However ocaml-gir probably has a ton of bugs and isn't complete yet (the api exposed will change a bit and every "feature" isn't bound). Also, one has to keep in mind automated binding generation from C isn't magic. An int* could be an int array or an out-parameter and int** or int*** would be even more annoying to deal with. It requires source-code annotations. A language with an actual array type and richer types, with functions able to easily return several values and with exceptions may not need them.  http://live.gnome.org/GObjectIntrospection  https://forge.ocamlcore.org/projects/ocaml-gir/  http://git.ocamlcore.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=ocaml-gir/ocaml-gir.git  https://forge.ocamlcore.org/frs/download.php/286/ocaml-gir-preview.tar.gz
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/56447600695ee594#Sylvain Le Gall announced:
OCaml Meeting 2010 is the third meeting of OCaml enthusiasts in France. This year OCaml Meeting in France is back in Paris. We choose to organize it on 16th or 17th April to avoid any conflicts with JFLA and other events (including French holiday). We open a poll to know what attendants want: https://forge.ocamlcore.org/survey/survey.php?group_id=77&survey_id=1 You need to login to answer the poll. It will remain open for a week (ending Wednesday 28th October). It will help us to choose the best date for the the meeting. Answering the poll will help organizers to choose the right option that can meet everyone needs. This is the best way to make OCaml Meeting 2010 a great events.
Thanks to Alp Mestan, we now include in the Caml Weekly News the links to the recent posts from the ocamlcore planet blog at http://planet.ocamlcore.org/. T-Mobile Opens Up The US Cell Phone Market: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skydeck/~3/5vM9k9bORek/t-mobile-opens-up-the-us-cell-phone-market FP-Syd #20.: http://www.mega-nerd.com/erikd/Blog/FP-Syd/fp-syd-20.html OCaml Users Meeting, April 2010: http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/ocaml-users-meeting-april-2010/ OCaml Meeting 2010 poll: http://forge.ocamlcore.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=448 Stranger in a strange land: http://blog.camlcity.org/blog/ocamlnet3_win32.html The Stupidity of Fat Elf (was OSX Universal Binaries).: http://www.mega-nerd.com/erikd/Blog/CodeHacking/osx_ub.html
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