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0.97

John Benediktsson mrjbq7 released this · 12716 commits to master since this release

This release is brought to you with over 1,400 commits by the following individuals:

Alex Vondrak, Andrew Pennebaker, Benjamin Pollack, Björn Lindqvist, CW Alston, Doug Coleman, Erik Charlebois, Fred Alger, Iskander Sitdikov, John Benediktsson, Jon Harper, Loryn Jenkins, Paul Woolcock, Roc King, Samuel Tardieu, Steven Stewart-Gallus, and @Profpatsch

Besides some bug fixes and library improvements, I want to highlight the following changes:

For more details, please see the full announcement at:

http://re-factor.blogspot.com/2014/11/factor-097-now-available.html

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0.96

John Benediktsson mrjbq7 released this · 12716 commits to master since this release

This release is brought to you with over 1,100 commits by the following individuals:

Alex Vondrak, Benjamin Pollack, Daniel Nagel, Doug Coleman, John Benediktsson, Jon Harper, Michael T. Richter, and @PGGB.

Aside from bug fixes and various library improvements, I want to highlight the following changes:

  • Major compiler improvements (thanks Alex Vondrak!):
    • Global Value Numbering (disabled currently by default)
    • Parallel-Copy Semantics
  • Performance improvements to hashtables, hash-sets, heaps, and bloom-filters.
  • Support for Retina Displays on OS X
  • Greatly improved table gadget performance
  • PDF streams (and related PDF documentation)!
  • Speed up math comparisons
  • Support resize-window (thanks Jon Harper!)
  • New logo and icons for Factor
  • Added editor support for Textadept, Sublime Text, Geany, BBEdit, and XCode.

Some possible backwards compatibility issues:

  • Changed <groups>, <clumps>, and <circular-clumps> to use slices.
  • Removed <slicing-groups>, <slicing-clumps>, <slicing-circular-clumps>.
  • Renamed editors.notepadpp to editors.notepad++.

For more details, please see the full announcement at:

http://re-factor.blogspot.com/2013/04/factor-0-96-now-available.html

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0.95

John Benediktsson mrjbq7 released this · 12716 commits to master since this release

This release is brought to you with over 2,500 commits by the following individuals:

Alex Vondrak, Alfredo Beaumont, Andrew Pennebaker, Anton Gorenko, Brennan Cheung, Chris Double, Daniel Ehrenberg, Doug Coleman, Eric Charlebois, Eungju Park, Hugo Schmitt, Joe Groff, John Benediktsson, Jon Harper, Keita Haga, Maximilian Lupke, Philip Searle, Philipp Brüschweiler, Rupert Swarbrick, Sascha Matzke, Slava Pestov, @8byte-jose, @yac, @otoburb, @rien

In addition to lots (and lots!) of bug fixes and improvements, I want to highlight the following features:

  • GTK-based UI backend
  • Native image loaders using Cocoa, GTK, and GDI+
  • Sampling profiler replacing counting profiler
  • Code coverage tool to improve unit tests
  • VM and application-level signal handlers
  • ICMP support and an IPv4 "ping" implementation
  • DNS client and "host" implementation
  • Support frexp and log of "really big numbers"
  • Cross-platform "open URL in webbrowser"
  • Cross-platform "send file to trash"
  • Speedup bignum GCD and ratio operations
  • Speedup in thread yield performance on Mac OS X
  • CSV library is 3x faster
  • XML library is 2x faster
  • JSON library is 2-3x faster
  • Many documentation improvements
  • Many stability and performance enhancements

Some possible backwards compatibility issues:

  • Change alien references from <int> to int <ref> and *int to int deref
  • Removed Windows CE, BSD, and Solaris platform support
  • Natively support binary (0b), octal (0o), and hexadecimal (0x) number syntax
  • Unify ( -- ) and (( -- )) stack effect syntax
  • Change prepend to return type of first sequence to match append behavior
  • Change ".factor-rc" to be ".factor-rc" on all platforms
  • Cleanup specialized array syntax to be more generic and consistent
  • Change to quadratic probing instead of linear probing in hashtables
  • Allow dispatching on anonymous intersections/unions

For more details, please see the full announcement at:

http://re-factor.blogspot.com/2012/08/factor-095-now-available.html

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