ANN: Askemos 0.7.2 released

Joerg F. Wittenberger Joerg F. Wittenberger" <
Thu Nov 6 04:47:01 2003

Hello Tuners,

I am proud to announce a new release of Askemos.

Version 0.7.2 is a major enhancement for BALL, the "Byzantine
Askemos Language Layer".  Beside many other new features, bugfixes and
refinements, new code was added to provide a core for the
implementation of more application programming languages.

New in this version

- byzantine synchronisation
- SSL support
- asynchronous dns lookup
- LALR(1) parser generator (bison port, D. Boucher)
- pattern matcher (A. Wright, B. Duba)
- general interpreter core (F. Winkelmann)
- rscheme persistent store supports garbage collection (D. Kolbly)
- usual bug fixes, including the annoying lost file descriptor

Next To Be Done

- documentation refinement (documentation is still a bit rough)
- finish XPath, XSLT and implement with those new tools
- implement other application languages on top of the new interpreter-core

What is Askemos (and BALL)

Askemos refers to an abstract space of ideas (virtual objects), which
can be formaly expressed (using a certain set of theories).  BALL is
the first implementation of an intrusion resistant and incorruptible
operating system.  A distributed virtual machine, running on a network
of equal peers, which supports projections from that abstract space
"Askemos" and make them accessiable via network protocols.


Have Fun!


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