We are happy to announce that our venerable “TryOCaml” service is being retired and replaced by a new, modern version based upon our work on Learn-OCaml. → Try it here ← The new interface provides an editor panel besides the familiar top-level, error and warning positions highlighting, the latest OCaml release (4.10.0), local storage of … New version of TryOCaml in beta!
We are happy to announce the final release of opam 2.0.0. A few weeks ago, we released a last release candidate to be later promoted to 2.0.0, synchronised with the opam package repository upgrade. You are encouraged to update as soon as you see fit, to continue to get package updates: opam 2.0.0 supports the … opam 2.0.0 release and repository upgrade
We are happy to announce the opam 2.0.0 final release candidate! ? This release features a few bugfixes over Release Candidate 3. It will be promoted to 2.0.0 proper within a few weeks, when the official repository format switches from 1.2.0 to 2.0.0. After that date, updates to the 1.2.0 repository may become limited, as … opam 2.0.0 RC4-final is out!
We are pleased to announce the release of a second release candidate for OPAM 2.0.0. This new version brings us very close to a final 2.0.0 release, and in addition to many fixes, features big performance enhancements over the RC1. Among the new features, we have squeezed in full sandboxing of package commands for both … opam 2.0.0 Release Candidate 2 is out!
This blog will cover yet another aspect of the improvements opam 2.0 has over opam 1.2. It may be a little more technical than previous issues, as it covers a feature directed specifically at packagers and repository maintainers, and regarding the package definition format. Specifying dependencies in opam 1.2 Opam 1.2 already has an advanced … New opam features: more expressive dependencies
After the opam build feature was announced followed a lot of discussions, mainly having to do with its interface, and misleading name. The base features it offered, though, were still widely asked for: a way to work directly with the project in the current directory, assuming it contains definitions for one or more packages a … New opam features: “opam install DIR”
Among the areas we wanted to improve on for opam 2.0 was the handling of switches. In opam 1.2, they are simply accessed by a name (the OCaml version by default), and are always stored into ~/.opam/<name>. This is fine, but can get a bit cumbersome when many switches are in presence, as there is … New opam features: local switches
The new opam 2.0 release, currently in beta, introduces several new features. This post gets into some detail on the new opam build command, its purpose, its use, and some implementation aspects. opam build is run from the source tree of a project, and does not rely on a pre-existing opam installation. As such, it … New opam features: “opam build”
UPDATE (2017-02-14): A beta2 is online, which fixes issues and performance of the opam build command. Get the new binaries, or recompile the opam-devel package and replace the previous binary. We are pleased to announce that the beta release of opam 2.0 is now live! You can try it already, bootstrapping from a working 1.2 … Opam 2.0 Beta is out!
OPAM 1.2.2 has just been released. This fixes a few issues over 1.2.1 and brings a couple of improvements, in particular better use of the solver to keep the installation as up-to-date as possible even when the latest version of a package can not be installed. Upgrade from 1.2.1 (or earlier) See the normal installation … OPAM 1.2.2 Released
Since our last activity report we have released the first stable versions of two projects: OPAM, an installation manager for OCaml source packages, and ocp-indent, an indentation tool. We have already described the basics of OPAM in two precedent blog posts, so today we will focus on the release of ocp-indent. Indentation should be consistent … An Indentation Engine for OCaml
We have previously announced the beta-release of OPAM. After two intense months of work, we are now very proud to announce the first official release of OPAM! This release fixes many bugs and adds few new features to the previously announced beta-release. The most visible new feature, which should be useful for beginners with OCaml … OPAM 1.0.0 Released
OPAM is a source-based package manager for OCaml. It supports multiple simultaneous compiler installations, flexible package constraints, and a Git-friendly development workflow. I have recently announced the beta-release of OPAM on the caml-list, and this blog post introduces the basics to new OPAM users. Why OPAM We have decided to start writing a brand new … Beta-release of OPAM