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new version of CLX
It has been pointed out that current versions of CLX won't work with some
post-R4 X servers, as CLX maintained one table for atoms and other resources.
Thanks to patches supplied by Charlie Hornig of Symbolics, a new version of
CLX is now available for FTP from expo.lcs.mit.edu, which fixes this problem.
The new version also conains a few other changes, listed below.
The new version is available for anonymous FTP from:
o Atoms and visuals are now correctly maintained in a separate namespace from
windows, pixmaps, cursors, fonts, gcontexts, and colormaps.
o I have made an attempt to make socket code work for kcl and ibcl. I have
akcl here, but not kcl and ibcl, so it's only guesswork that kcl and ibcl
o compile-clx and load-clx do more pathname merging to work around problems
in some lisp implementations. *default-pathname-defaults* is never bound
o Some ansi common lisp stuff. If you have :ansi-common-lisp on *features*,
- Use the common-lisp package instead of the lisp package.
- Use the common lisp condition system, being careful not to stomp on
define-condition and type-error.
- Use declaim instead of proclaim.
- Use the dynamic-extent declaration for rest args and closures.
- Use print-unreadable-object.
o Code compiled with the R4 and R4.1 CLX will work with the R4.2 CLX, provided
you don't have :ansi-common-lisp on your features list. Code compiled with
the R4.2 CLX will NOT work with the R4 CLX.