Sunday, October 09, 2005
I just built and updated the FedoraLisp.org SBCL version to 0.9.5.32. This is an intermediate build that has (among other things) a fix in ASDF-INSTALL for a hang with certain web servers. The bug was that ASDF-INSTALL previously send just a LF after an HTTP GET request, rather than a CRLF pair, as it should have. In most cases, web servers just ignored the missing character and treated a LF as an end-of-line terminator. In some cases, however, the web server would hang, waiting for an official CRLF sequence. I had just encountered this bug the other day when trying to use ASDF-INSTALL to download some of Kevin Rosenberg's Lisp packages (things like UFFI, for instance). Given the wide-spread usage of Kevin's various packages, I thought it was important to get this fix out there. Thus, I made the call to release an intermediate build rather than wait for 0.9.6.
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