November 10, 2008 § 10 Comments
note: There seems to have been a WordPress bug. For some reason, the extended release notes on OCaml Batteries Included were replaced by something quite unrelated. My apologies for this.
Dear programmers, I am happy to inform you that the second alpha release of OCaml Batteries Included has landed. You may now download it from the Forge. A GODI package is also available and a Debian package should follow soon (you should be able to find the old one here) and you can read the documentation on-line.
So, what’s new in this release?
August 29, 2008 § Leave a comment
After a few discussions on IRC, by e-mail and on forums, I have come to realize that both the purpose of Batteries Included and what the development of Batteries involved were quite unclear to most people — and that we should probably have started our work in quite a different manner. All these discussions have prompted a few changes and the release of a first pre-version of Batteries Included, which you may find on the OCamlForge project (you may also browse source code here and API documentation here).
This release represents what we should have produced in the first place; a simple and uniform presentation layer on top of existing libraries.
August 27, 2008 § 7 Comments
A few days ago, someone asked me whether there was more to OCaml Batteries Included than Lazy Lists. The answer is a definite yes. If you have looked at the repository recently, you may have seen that there is plenty more waiting for testing and for a release.
Let’s take a brief look at what is done and what is left to do.
July 2, 2008 § 7 Comments
Catch me if you can is a small library for OCaml 3.10. The latest release is version 0.2, which you may find here. This library improves management of errors in OCaml. It is released under the LGPL licence. It has been written by David Teller, Arnaud Spiwack, Till Varoquaux and Gabriel Scherer.