January 4th, 2014

SLIME is now officially on github

Helmut Eller explains:

From: Helmut Eller
Subject: Moving to GitHub and cl-lib
Date: 2014-01-04 09:01:12 GMT

As you may have heard, we're moving the SLIME repository to GitHub. The new location is: https://github.com/slime/slime

The bug tracker will also be moved from Lunchpad to GitHub.

João Távora has already done some work in the new repository. In particular SLIME now requires the cl-lib library. As you probably know, the Emacs maintaners have declared the cl library obsolete, and encourage everybody to use the new names. What used to be "find" from the cl library is now called "cl-find" and in the cl-lib library.

If you're using Emacs 23 then you need to install cl-lib manually, i.e. grab the .el file from http://elpa.gnu.org/packages/cl-lib.html and drop it somewhere into Emacs' load-path. Is that too much hassle? Should we include scripts to automate this or perhaps include cl-lib-3.0.el in our repo?

cl-lib may or may not work with XEmacs. This poses the questions: are there many XEmacs users left? Would you be very unhappy if we drop XEmacs support? Or are you a "I'd be happier with XEmacs but GNU Emacs is also OK" kind of person?


I'll be very pleased not to have to use common-lisp.net CVS to fetch SLIME any more.