March 05, 2002
February FTX3J13

The February issue of Dan Barlow's Free the X3J Thirteen! is available.

The most exciting news is that "A new vendor-neutral (i.e. not Debian-dependent) package format was proposed for cCLan..."

Posted by jjwiseman at March 05, 2002 01:45 PM

I'm glad someone finds it exciting; it seems to be attracting very little attention

Creating a vendor neutral cclan (vn-cclan) package is approximately as simple as making your lisp build using asdf then running (cclan:make-tar-file 'system-name). Eventually we'll have functions to convert into rpms, debian packages and so on as well; as a package maintainer you won't actually need to maintain the different formats by hand. People should try it...

asdf is at

[edited asdf url -- jjw]

Posted by: Daniel Barlow on March 7, 2002 04:36 AM

csr21@zeus:~$ grep cclan /var/log/apache/access_log

Actually, that's a lie. has been spotted looking at one or two cclan things. But currently no humans at all.

Posted by: Christophe Rhodes on March 14, 2002 06:42 AM
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