Franz Tech Corner News: New version of Allegro CL 8.1 Express

The Franz Tech Corner, July 1, 2008

In this issue:

1. New version of Allegro CL 8.1 Express
2. 50th birthday celebration of Lisp - Monday, October 20
3. Recordings and slides for recent European Lisp Meetings
4. Training Schedule

1. New version of Allegro CL 8.1 Express

Allegro 8.1 Express is the free version of Allegro CL. It is available
for Windows, FreeBSD, Linux, and Mac OS X (for Intel processors). The
most important changes are:

* A 20% larger heap size: 60 Megabytes

* Automatic license retrieval on UNIX and Mac OS X

* update.exe is enhanced to get updates and patches
as well as update images, (Windows only)

* Fewer marketing message

Current Allegro CL Express users should simply update in the usual
way, using sys:update-allegro or, on Windows, the Download Patches
dialog. The new features will be available when the update is

For additional information:

2. 50th Birthday Celebration of Lisp - Monday, October 20

There are going to be more than one opportunity to pop the cork in
celebration of Lisp's 50th Birthday coming soon. Dan Weinreb has
mentioned on comp.lang.lisp the Association of Lisp Users (ALU) will
be celebrating sometime during the International Lisp Conference next
spring, details will be forthcoming. Richard Gabriel is providing the
details for a celebration on October 20th during the OOPSLA conference
in Nashville - John McCarthy has already agreed to give a talk about
the early history of Lisp. Richard, Guy Steele, Pascal Costanza and
others will also be giving talks.

For additional information on the October 20th celebration, see:

Additionally, shooting photography of the celebration will be one of
the exercises of a workshop at OOPSLA on good conference photography
being conducted by Richard Gabriel and Kevin Sullivan. See here for

3. Recordings and slides for recent European Lisp Meetings in
Amsterdam and Bordeaux

Are available online at:



4. Training Schedule

Allegro CL Certification Program - Basic and Intermediate courses
available. Next 3-day sessions in 2008:

- Basic, July 9, 16 and 23
- Intermediate, 6, 13 and 20

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

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

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