Commit ab1522e8 authored by Francois-Rene Rideau's avatar Francois-Rene Rideau

Update the web page with link to quick-build and the asdf 3 tutorial + tweaks.

parent 24195b86
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We recommend you should <em>not</em> use <tt>asdf-install</tt> anymore,
as it is an older similar piece of software that is both unmaintained and obsolete.
</p><p>
If you're unsatisfied with ASDF, other actively maintained build systems for Common-Lisp
If you're unsatisfied with ASDF,
other somewhat actively maintained build systems for Common-Lisp
that may or may not satisfy you include:
Fran&ccedil;ois-Ren&eacute; Rideau's
<a href="http://common-lisp.net/project/xcvb/"><tt>XCVB</tt></a>
(trying to build object and image files deterministically and in parallel),
(trying to build object and image files deterministically and in parallel,
has fallen behind ASDF since 2012),
or its polar opposite,
Drew McDermott's
<a href="http://cs-www.cs.yale.edu/homes/dvm/"><tt>YTools</tt></a>
(trying to maintain coherence of the current Lisp image at a fine grain),
the newcomer
Dmitriy Ivanov's
<a href="http://lisp.ystok.ru/asdlite/"><tt>ASDlite</tt></a>
(a somewhat improved incompatible variant of ASDF 1, less featureful than ASDF 3),
or Alastair Bridgewater's interesting <tt>quick-build</tt> (unreleased, similar to <tt>faslpath</tt> below).
or Alastair Bridgewater's one-package-per-file
<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/asdf/+bug/1230368"><tt>quick-build</tt></a>
(similar to <tt>faslpath</tt> below).
Older systems that are not maintained anymore include
Mark Kantrowitz's <a href="http://www.cliki.net/mk-defsystem"><tt>mk-defsystem</tt></a>
(free software successor of the old proprietary DEFSYSTEM's and predecessor of ASDF, obsolete),
Sean Ross's <a href="http://sean-ross.blogspot.com/search/label/mudballs"><tt>mudballs</tt></a>
Mark Kantrowitz's
<a href="http://www.cliki.net/mk-defsystem"><tt>mk-defsystem</tt></a>
(free software successor of the old proprietary DEFSYSTEM's
and predecessor of ASDF, obsolete),
Sean Ross's
<a href="http://sean-ross.blogspot.com/search/label/mudballs"><tt>mudballs</tt></a>
(an attempt at making things cleaner than in ASDF, aborted),
Peter Etter's <a href="http://www.cliki.net/faslpath"><tt>faslpath</tt></a>
Peter Etter's
<a href="http://www.cliki.net/faslpath"><tt>faslpath</tt></a>
(a much simpler system establishing a mapping between packages and files)
Alexander Kahl's <a href="http://www.cliki.net/evol"><tt>evol</tt></a>
Alexander Kahl's
<a href="http://www.cliki.net/evol"><tt>evol</tt></a>
(a reimplementation of the GNU autotools stack in Lisp, abandoned),
and probably more.
However, none of these systems seems to ever have had the traction of ASDF.
......@@ -115,12 +124,12 @@
<tt>:asdf</tt>, <tt>"ASDF"</tt> or <tt>'asdf</tt> as an argument.)
All of these implementations provide at least ASDF 2,
and a few of them aready provide ASDF 3
(<tt>abcl</tt>, <tt>allegro</tt>, <tt>ccl</tt>, <tt>cmucl</tt>,
(<tt>abcl</tt>, <tt>allegro</tt>, <tt>ccl</tt>, <tt>clisp</tt>, <tt>cmucl</tt>,
<tt>ecl</tt>, <tt>sbcl</tt>).
Hopefully soon all will follow suit;
but in the meantime, you can download ASDF 3,
and use <tt>(asdf:load-system :asdf)</tt>
from a properly configured ASDF 2 to upgrade to the latest,
to upgrade to the latest ASDF from a properly configured ASDF 2,
which you should do before you use ASDF for anything else.
</p><p>
A few implementations don't provide ASDF yet,
......@@ -133,15 +142,18 @@
</p>
<table>
<tr><th></th>
<th align="left">Provide "asdf"</th>
<th align="left">Provide "asdf" 3</th>
<th align="left">Provide "asdf" 2</th>
<th align="left">Will provide it</th>
<th align="left">Obsolete</th></tr>
<tr><th align="left">Free</th>
<td align="left"><tt>abcl ccl clisp cmucl ecl mkcl sbcl xcl</tt></td>
<td align="left"><tt>abcl ccl clisp cmucl ecl sbcl</tt></td>
<td align="left"><tt>mkcl xcl</tt></td>
<td> </td>
<td align="left"><tt>gcl mcl</tt></td></tr>
<tr><th align="left">Proprietary</th>
<td align="left"><tt>allegro lispworks</tt></td>
<td align="left"><tt>allegro</tt></td>
<td align="left"><tt>lispworks</tt></td>
<td align="left"><tt>scl</tt></td>
<td align="left"><tt>cormanlisp genera</tt></td></tr>
</table>
......@@ -189,7 +201,10 @@ Peter Graves <gnooth@gmail.com>
see the last draft version of our paper for
<a href="http://www.international-lisp-conference.org/2010/index">ILC 2010</a>,
<cite><a href="ilc2010draft.pdf"
>Evolving ASDF: More Cooperation, Less Coordination</a></cite></p>
>Evolving ASDF: More Cooperation, Less Coordination</a></cite>,
or the slides of the
<a href="https://github.com/fare/asdf3-2013/blob/master/els-slides.org"
>ASDF 3 tutorial</a> presented at ELS 2013.
<p>Finally, while the manual covers all the basics,
some advanced or new features remain underdocumented.
Please contact our mailing-list (see below)
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