Commit 54c3f91d authored by Francois-Rene Rideau's avatar Francois-Rene Rideau

2.21: blessing 2.20.22 as a release after successful testing.

Update documentation somewhat.
parent 318e51dc
......@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@
:licence "MIT"
:description "Another System Definition Facility"
:long-description "ASDF builds Common Lisp software organized into defined systems."
:version "2.20.22" ;; to be automatically updated by bin/bump-revision
:version "2.21" ;; to be automatically updated by bin/bump-revision
:depends-on ()
((:file "asdf")
;;; -*- mode: Common-Lisp; Base: 10 ; Syntax: ANSI-Common-Lisp ; coding: utf-8 -*-
;;; This is ASDF 2.20.22: Another System Definition Facility.
;;; This is ASDF 2.21: Another System Definition Facility.
;;; Feedback, bug reports, and patches are all welcome:
;;; please mail to <>.
......@@ -116,7 +116,7 @@
;; "2.345.6" would be a development version in the official upstream
;; "2.345.0.7" would be your seventh local modification of official release 2.345
;; "2.345.6.7" would be your seventh local modification of development version 2.345.6
(asdf-version "2.20.22")
(asdf-version "2.21")
(existing-asdf (find-class 'component nil))
(existing-version *asdf-version*)
(already-there (equal asdf-version existing-version)))
cl-asdf (2:2.21-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New features:
* Most importantly, encodings.
ASDF now lets you specify an :encoding for a system, module or component,
that is used when loading or compiling Lisp files. See the documentation.
By default, the only useful value is :utf-8, and
we recommend you use UTF-8 everywhere.
We intend to make UTF-8 the default in the future
(current default is the legacy behavior of using whichever implicit
default your underlying implementation is currently configured to use).
An extension asdf-encodings is available that supports more encodings,
including autodetection of encoding from either emacs-style declaration
-*- Mode: Lisp ; coding: utf-8 -*- or content.
* require-system works like load-system, but won't try to load or update
systems that have already been loaded, as listed by loaded-systems.
More generally, you can specify a list of systems as :force-not argument
to load-system and the specified systems won't be loaded or updated.
* You can specify :force-not and a list of systems when loading a system,
* You can now specify :hostname in your asdf-output-translations,
so you can easily share a home directory via the network
yet split its fasl cache between several subtly different machines.
* Bug Fixes:
* lp#982285. since 2.014.4, the default source-registry
was skipping anything from /usr or XDG_DATA_DIRS,
because of a missing test in getenv-absolute-pathnames. Fixed in .15.
* In 2.019.9 aka 2.20, ECL support was broken by using
a function in the wrong package (defined in cl-user). Fixed in .1.
* logical-pathname support was somewhat broken since 2.017.6,
due to the way most implementations fail to read physical namestrings
when *default-pathname-defaults* is a logical-pathname.
Fixed, together with other logical-pathname issues,
and a test case was added to the test suite to ensure no further regression.
Works great modulo quirks around implementation bugs on CLISP and Allegro.
* Make upgrading ASDF more robust on CMUCL, LispWorks, SBCL.
* Minor tweaks:
* Use :unspecific in pathname components on more implementations.
* export and/or document more utilities.
* add a few missing compatfmt for Genera.
-- Francois-Rene Rideau <> Sat, 28 Apr 2012 23:55:23 -0400
cl-asdf (2:2.20-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Portability: support the new CCL fasl numbering API
......@@ -35,11 +35,11 @@ for Common Lisp programs and libraries.
You can find the latest version of this manual at
ASDF Copyright @copyright{} 2001-2011 Daniel Barlow and contributors.
ASDF Copyright @copyright{} 2001-2012 Daniel Barlow and contributors.
This manual Copyright @copyright{} 2001-2011 Daniel Barlow and contributors.
This manual Copyright @copyright{} 2001-2012 Daniel Barlow and contributors.
This manual revised @copyright{} 2009-2011 Robert P. Goldman and Francois-Rene Rideau.
This manual revised @copyright{} 2009-2012 Robert P. Goldman and Francois-Rene Rideau.
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
......@@ -197,6 +197,7 @@ so you may more easily modify it, we recommend clbuild.
@vindex *central-registry*
@cindex link farm
@findex load-system
@findex require-system
@findex compile-system
@findex test-system
@cindex system directory designator
......@@ -668,6 +669,8 @@ which is reported not to work on some implementations
ASDF provides three commands for the most common system operations:
@code{load-system}, @code{compile-system} or @code{test-system}.
It also provides @code{require-system}, a version of @code{load-system}
that skips trying to update systems that are already loaded.
Because ASDF is an extensible system
for defining @emph{operations} on @emph{components},
......@@ -2082,7 +2085,7 @@ RELATIVE-COMPONENT-DESIGNATOR :=
STRING | ;; relative directory pathname as interpreted by coerce-pathname.
;; In output translations, if last component, **/*.*.* is added
PATHNAME | ;; pathname; unless last component, directory is assumed.
:IMPLEMENTATION | ;; directory based on implementation, e.g. sbcl-1.0.49-linux-x64
:IMPLEMENTATION | ;; directory based on implementation, e.g. sbcl-1.0.45-linux-x64
:IMPLEMENTATION-TYPE | ;; a directory based on lisp-implementation-type only, e.g. sbcl
:DEFAULT-DIRECTORY | ;; a relativized version of the default directory
:*/ | ;; any direct subdirectory (since ASDF 2.011.4)
......@@ -2992,7 +2995,7 @@ so you can explicitly specify @code{:encoding :latin1}
in your @code{.asd} file.
Using the @code{*encoding-detection-hook*} it will also
eventually implement some autodetection of a file's encoding
from an emacs-style @code{-*- coding: latin1 -*-} declaration,
from an emacs-style @code{-*- mode: lisp ; coding: latin1 -*-} declaration,
or otherwise based on an analysis of octet patterns in the file.
At this point, asdf-encoding only supports the encodings
that are supported as part of your implementation.
......@@ -3017,7 +3020,7 @@ so they make their packages compatible.
A survey showed only about a handful few libraries
are incompatible with non-UTF-8, and then, only in comments,
and we believe that authors will adopt UTF-8 when prompted.
See April 2012 discussion on the sbcl-devel mailing-list.
See the April 2012 discussion on the asdf-devel mailing-list.
For backwards compatibility with users who insist on a non-UTF-8 encoding,
but cannot immediately transition to using @code{asdf-encodings}
(maybe because it isn't ready), it will still be possible to use
......@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@
<a id="ASDF 2"></a>
<h3>ASDF 2</h3>
<p>ASDF 2, initially released on May 31st 2010,
is the current successor of Daniel Barlow's ASDF,
is the current successor to Daniel Barlow's ASDF,
made more portable and more robust, with a somewhat improved API.
It has since been widely adopted by the CL community,
and is actively maintained.
......@@ -70,7 +70,8 @@
<a href="">YTools</a>
(trying maintain coherence of the current Lisp image at a fine grain),
or the newcomer
<a href="">ASDlite</a>.
<a href="">ASDlite</a>
(a somewhat improved incompatible variant of ASDF 1).
Older systems that are not maintained anymore include
Mark Kantrowitz's <a href="">mk-defsystem</a>
(free software successor of the old proprietary DEFSYSTEM's and predecessor of ASDF),
......@@ -228,9 +229,9 @@ Peter Graves <>
<dt>In April 2012</dt>
ASDF 2.21 will control the character encoding used by Lisp source files.
You will be able to specify different encodings
in your defsystem, e.g. <kbd>:encoding :latin1</kbd>,
ASDF 2.21 now controls the character encoding used by Lisp source files.
You can specify different encodings in your defsystem,
e.g. <kbd>:encoding :latin1</kbd>,
if you <kbd>:defsystem-depends-on (:asdf-encodings)</kbd>.
While the default will remain to load and compile file
with the <kbd>:default</kbd> external-format,
......@@ -245,7 +246,7 @@ Peter Graves <>
with notable contributions from Robert P. Goldman, but also
Juanjo Garcia-Ripoll and James Anderson.
ASDF 2 released
with many clean-ups, better configurability
with many clean-ups, better configurability, some new features,
and updated documentation.
<dt>May 2006 to November 2009</dt>
......@@ -278,7 +279,7 @@ Peter Graves <>
<a class="nav" href="" title=""> <img src="" width="80" height="15" title="" alt=" button" /></a>
<p><span class="copyright"Copyright &copy; 2001-2012 Daniel Barlow and contributors</span></p>
<p>ASDF has an <a href="">MIT style</a> license</p>
<div id="timestamp">Last updated 2012-04-20</div>
<div id="timestamp">Last updated 2012-04-28</div>
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