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[ANN] GNUstep Objective-C Runtime 1.6.1

From: David Chisnall
Subject: [ANN] GNUstep Objective-C Runtime 1.6.1
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:51:18 +0100

Hi Everyone,

I've just pushed out the 1.6.1 release of libobjc2.  No major new features, 
just a few bug fixes and refinements.  


-- Sent from my PDP-11

GNUstep Objective-C Runtime 1.6.1

This is a point release to the seventh official release of the GNUstep
Objective-C runtime (a.k.a.  libobjc2).  This runtime was designed to support
the features of Objective-C 2 for use with GNUstep and other Objective-C
programs.  Highlights of this release include:

- Improved support for ARC autorelease pools.

- Some small bug fixes in blocks support.

- Improvements to the Objective-C++ unified exception model support.

- Updated optimisation passes to work with LLVM 3.1

You may obtain the code for this release from subversion at the following
subversion branch:


Alternatively, a tarball is available from:

The runtime library is responsible for implementing the core features of the
object model, as well as exposing introspection features to the user.  The
GNUstep runtime implements Apple's Objective-C Runtime APIs, and a small number
of GCC APIs for legacy compatibility.

This library is based on the Étoilé Objective-C Runtime, an earlier research
prototype, and includes support for non-fragile instance variables,
type-dependent dispatch, and object planes.  It is fully backwards compatible
with the FSF's GCC 4.2.1 Objective-C ABI and also implements a new ABI that is
supported by Clang and Étoilé's LanguageKit and is required for some of the
newer features.

Although the runtime has been tested by several people, and is being used
extensively by the Étoilé project, it is relatively new code and may still
contain bugs.  If you come across any problems, please report them to the
GNUstep Developer mailing list <address@hidden>.  

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