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The Franz Tech Corner, September 18, 2008

In this issue: send-mail and send-letter enhancements

1. send-mail and send-letter enhancements
2. Lisp50@OOPSLA, Monday, October 20
3. Government Users - Use it, don't lose it
4. ILC Call for papers
5. Japan Lisp Seminar, November 12 - 14
6. Training Schedule

1. send-mail and send-letter enhancements allow using SSL and starting
STARTTLS negotiations

SMTP support has been enhanced to allow for SSL connections and
STARTTLS negotiation ('TLS' stands for Transport Layer Security and is
another name for SSL.) The enhancement is implemented by allowing
information to be included in the value of the mail-server argument to
send-smtp, send-smtp-auth and send-letter.

See here for more information:

2. Lisp50@OOPSLA, Monday, October 20
...celebrating the 50th birthday of Lisp at OOPSLA 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
co-located with OOPSLA 2008
participation is free for all OOPSLA participants
registration for at least one conference day at OOPSLA is required

In October 1958, John McCarthy published one in a series of reports about
his then ongoing effort for designing a new programming language that
would be especially suited for achieving artificial intelligence. That
report was the first one to use the name LISP for this new programming
language. 50 years later, Lisp is still in use. This year we are
celebrating Lisp's 50th birthday. OOPSLA 2008 is an excellent venue for
such a celebration, because object-oriented programming benefited heavily
from Lisp ideas and because OOPSLA 2008 takes place in October, exactly
50 years after the name Lisp has been used publicly for the first time.
We will have talks by John McCarthy himself, and numerous other
influential Lispers from the past five decades. We will also take a look
at the next 50 years of Lisp.

The schedule will be announced on the Lisp50 webpage and blog in the
coming days and weeks.


3. Government Users - Use it, don't lose it

Don't let the fiscal year end budget concerns distract you. Put your
remaining budget to good use by renewing your Allegro CL license
early. We can have other financial options available to assist.

Please contact for details.

4. ILC Call for papers

International Lisp Conference 2009, at MIT, March 22-25

This is a pre announcement; expect the Call for Papers to come out
in September.

5. Japan Lisp Seminar, November 12 - 14

The date has been set, the details will be announced soon via

6. Training Schedule

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

- Basic, November 5, 12 and 19
- Intermediate, October 1, 8 and 15

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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