SBCL 0.9.6 is now in the usual places on SourceForge. Use it wisely.
from the NEWS file in the distribution:
changes in sbcl-0.9.6 relative to sbcl-0.9.5:
* bug fix: add a workaround to SBCL looping infinitely at startup on
Linux kernels with apparently buggy implementations of personality().
(thanks to Svein Ove Aas)
* bug fix: Unicode symbols are correctly printed in LDB backtraces
(thanks to David Lichteblau)
* bug fix: local bindings shadow global symbol macros for
macroexpansion. (reported by Matthew D Swank on comp.lang.lisp)
* optimization: non-open coded uses of numeric comparison operators
(e.g. >) no longer cons when called with more than one parameter
on platforms supporting dynamic-extent allocation.
* enhancement: saving cores with foreign code loaded is now supported
on MIPS/Linux in addition to the previously supported platforms.
* bug fix: FIND-RESTART now tests for activity, not applicability when given
a restart object as identifier. (reported by Helmut Eller for CMUCL)
* bug fix: division by zero in sb-sprof when no samples were collected
* bug fix: a race when a slow to arrive sigprof signal killed sbcl
* bug fix: asdf-install uses CRLF as required by the HTTP spec.
(thanks to Alexander Kjeldaas)
* new feature: ignoring the return values of destructive functions
like NREVERSE signals a compile-time style-warning.
(thanks to Kevin Reid)
* new feature: the alignment of alien structure fields can be
explicitly specified. (thanks to Cyrus Harmon)
* bug fix: run cleanup forms (in all threads) when receiving a SIGTERM
and dump core on SIGQUIT
** incompatible change: threads do not inherit values of specials
from their parents (see manual)
** bug fix: threads stacks belonging to dead threads are freed by the
next exiting thread, no need to gc to collect thread stacks anymore
** minor incompatible change: INTERRUPT-THREAD-ERROR-ERRNO removed
** WITH-RECURSIVE-LOCK can be nested in a WITH-MUTEX for the same lock
** bug fix: dynamic variable and thread start related gc lossage
** bug fix: job control (SIGSTOP/SIGCONT) no longer confuses threads
suspended for gc
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** SUBTYPEP is slightly more accurate on heinously complicated
CONS types where some of the members have uncertain (in the
NIL, NIL sense) type relationships to each other.
** Cores produced by SAVE-LISP-AND-DIE on GENCGC platforms are
no longer purified unless :PURIFY T is explicitly specified.
** Non-purified cores are significantly smaller than before
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