[racket-dev] release blurb for 5.1.1

From: Ryan Culpepper (ryanc at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 26 18:10:39 EDT 2011

The new `racket/syntax' library contains facilities useful for writing
macros. The `syntax/srcloc' and `syntx/location' libraries have been
added for manipulating source locations.

The new `ffi/file' library is useful for writing foreign library
bindings that cooperate with Racket's security guard mechanism.


On 04/26/2011 01:46 PM, Jon Rafkind wrote:
> Here are some suggested items for the 5.1.1 release announcement. Please
> respond with any additions/deletions. The stuff in parentheses are short
> git sha1's. Use 'git show 12ab345' to see the commit.
> ryan:
>    * new ffi/file module (..needs description..) (9bc3457bb)
> matthew
>    * Removed drscheme, mred, and mred.app although mred for unix still
> exists (8d9e10f34e)
>    * The installed version of libffi can be used instead of the
> distributed version (f3c3bb4441c)
>    * `touch' and `future' are safe functions to execute inside futures
> (857003378 3bf0f800a76)
>    * A new streams library compatible with `for' has been added to the
> racket collection as `racket/stream' (e652546bf52)
>    * list-box% now supports multi-column (137d96c08917)
> eli
>    * chrome is a supported browser in drracket (52ca08a8a9a)
>    * All 3rd party copyrighted code has had their licenses clarified or
> changed to be compatible with the LGPL (f6f7e4eb3502 a3d00a910afb)
> robby
>    * Added a widget to the status line of DrRacket that can toggle line
> numbers (c4e0559db4ca37)
>    * The module browser graph is rendered much faster. (e928bd840c02)
>    * Added `overlay/align', `underlay/align', `overlay/align/offset' and
> 'underlay/align/offset' (c1668d894e210)
> stephen
>    * The stepper now supports lazy racket (da456f2e37e54)
> kathy
>    * Addition of `define-wish' to the teaching languages and
> corresponding addition of support for wishes in test reports and
> check-expects (7758f508c56)
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