ANN: ACK 5.6 released

David Given <>
30 Jun 2005 09:59:47 -0400

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From: David Given <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 30 Jun 2005 09:59:47 -0400
Organization: Cowlark Technologies
Keywords: tools, available
Posted-Date: 30 Jun 2005 09:59:47 EDT

I'm very pleased to announce that a new version of the ACK compiler
toolchain is now available.

The ACK is a highly portable, lightweight and retargetable compiler
toolchain that will compile K&R C, ANSI C, Pascal, Modula 2, Fortran and
Occam for a very large number of different architectures. A cut-down version
of the ACK has been used for many years as Minix' default compiler. It was
very kindly open sourced in 2003 by Andy Tanenbaum and Ceriel Jacobs, under
a liberal BSD license.

This new version is nearly identical to the last historical release, dating
from several years ago, but cleaned up to compile cleanly on Linux gcc
3.3.5 systems. (There are some known problems with other environments;
these are being addressed.) All the major functionality works.

You can get it from its new home on Sourceforge:

Any bug reports are most welcome.

(PS. Would anyone be willing to lend me a remote login to a Mac OS X box
with about 100MB of space that I can do test builds on? There are some
build issues on non-Linux systems that I'm still trying to track down.)

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