Franz Tech Corner News: Image Manipulation from ACL using ImageMagick

The Franz Tech Corner, May 21, 2009

In this issue:

1. Image Manipulation from Allegro CL using ImageMagick
2. Allegro CL and Windows Vista/7
3. Hubble gets last hug: 'Good voyage!'
4. 2nd European Lisp Symposium (ELS 2009) - May 27-29 in Milan
5. 6th European Lisp Workshop - July 06 - Genova
6. Training Schedule

1. Image Manipulation from Allegro CL using ImageMagick

ImageMagick is a suite of tools allowing you to create, edit, and
compose bitmap images. It provides powerful command-line tools to this
effect, but also provides a number of APIs to make the same features
available programmatically. Using SWIG, we have generated the foreign
wrappers to the MagickWand API. This article gives a demo and provides
further information including download information.

http://franz.com/support/tech_corner/imagemagick052109.lhtml

2. Allegro CL and Windows Vista/7

A recent patch has simplified some aspects of running Allegro CL on
Windows Vista and will also apply to Windows 7. The patch makes the
behavior of Vista clearer when running without administrator
privileges and fixes problems that prevented it from working at all on
Windows 7 (it has been tested on RC 7, which is the latest available).

For more information:
http://franz.com/support/tech_corner/#win7051909

3. Hubble gets last hug: 'Good voyage!'

After five amazing days, spacewalking astronauts finished repair work
on the Hubble Space Telescope on Monday and shut the doors to the
treasured observatory, which will never be touched by human hands
again. NASA said the revived telescope will be better than ever thanks
to the astronauts' efforts, and should provide even more dazzling
views of the universe for another five to 10 years. Read the full
Associated Press article here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30805168

SPIKE is the planning and scheduling software used in support of the
Hubble Space Telescope. SPIKE is written in Allegro CL and has been
made available as a general toolkit for planning and scheduling under
Contract NAS5-26555 with the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration.

For further information:
http://franz.com/success/customer_apps/scheduling/sti.lhtml

4. 2nd European Lisp Symposium (ELS 2009) - May 27-29 in Milan

Location: Universita` degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca. The program has
been updated. Registration is open:

http://www.european-lisp-symposium.org

5. 6th European Lisp Workshop - July 06 - Genova

For details:
http://elw2009.bknr.net/home

6. Training Schedule

Allegro CL Certification Program - Basic and Intermediate courses
available. Next 3-day sessions in 2009:

- Basic, July 8, 15, and 22
- Intermediate, June 10, 17, and 24

Ask us about previously recorded programs that are available if you
are unable to attend the live course.

http://franz.com/services/classes

Make the most of your Allegro CL application by utilizing our
consulting services,

http://franz.com/services/consulting/

Lisp Jobs - http://lispjobs.wordpress.com/

For more information about other Franz products and services, please
contact your product application manager or email sales@franz.com.

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