Franz Tech Corner News: SWIG/C++ Support, Improved ACL 7.0 Trial

The Franz Tech Corner, November 16, 2005

In this issue:

1. Updated Allegro CL Support in SWIG, C++ Support Added
2. Improved Allegro CL 7.0 Trial Edition Released
3. Allegro CL 8.0 Beta update
4. Allegro NFS Server for Windows version 4.3 released
5. Training Schedule - Recorded versions available
6. Lisp Jobs -

1. Updated Allegro CL support in SWIG with added C++ support

SWIG is a tool for automatically generating interfaces to C/C++
libraries for use with non-C/C++ programming languages. (SWIG stands
for Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator). This update
represents a major rewrite of the existing module for interfacing to
Allegro CL. Many new features and improvements have been added.

For details, documentation, and examples:

2. Improved Allegro CL 7.0 Trial Edition Released

In order to showcase many of the new features available in Allegro CL
7.0 as well as to facilitate incorporating a trial version of
AllegroCache in early 2006, the heap size in the Trial Edition of
Allegro CL 7.0 has been significantly increased (more than doubled)
for new and existing Trial users. Trial users can now run all the Lisp
Projects available at

Current Allegro CL 7.0 Trial users can download an update that
increases the heap size by calling sys:update-allegro (this page shows
the two step process for getting updates). New users will
automatically receive the enhanced heap size version.

See here for information on downloading the free Trial edition:

3. Allegro CL 8.0 Beta update

- IPv6 Internet Protocol version 6 socket support added.
- Mac OS X 10.3 32-bit support dropped.

For full details:

4. Allegro NFS Server for Windows

The new version 4.3 was released 27 Oct, 2005. Features include:

- Designed with operating system safety in mind
- Default configuration provides maximum safety
- Configurability well balanced with simplicity
- Fast and efficient
- Easy to download, install and configure
- Enterprise wide capable
- Competitively priced

For full details:

5. Training Schedule

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

- Basic, January 11, 18 and 25
- Intermediate, November 30, December 7 and 14

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,

6. Lisp Jobs -

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