We are happy to announce the release of GNU Mes 0.25!
Although it's been only nine months since the previous release, this release represents 116 commits over two years by six people. This release brings RISC-V64-linux support.
We are excited that the NLnet Foundation is sponsoring this work!
Bringing the Full Source Bootstrap to NixOS. Full Guile compatible module support, and support for running Gash and Gash-Utils. Support for bootstrapping gcc-4.6.4, and a Full Source Bootstrap for armhf-linux, and riscv64-linux.
GNU Mes is a Scheme interpreter and C compiler for bootstrapping the GNU System. It has helped to decimate the number and size of binary seeds that were used in the bootstrap of GNU Guix 1.0. Recently, version 0.24.2 has realized the first Full Source Bootstrap for Guix. The final goal is to help create a full source bootstrap as part of the bootstrappable builds effort for any UNIX-like operating system.
Mes + MesCC + Mes C Library can build a bootstrappable TinyCC that is self-hosting. Using this bootstrappable-tcc and the Mes C library we can build an ancient version of the GNU tools triplet: glibc-2.2.5, binutils-2.20.1, gcc-2.95.3. This is enough to bootstrap Guix for i686-linux, x86_64-linux, armhf-linux and aarch64-linux.
Mes was inspired by The Maxwell Equations of Software: LISP-1.5 -- John McCarthy page 13, Guix's source/binary packaging transparency and Jeremiah Orians's stage0, a ~500-byte self-hosting hex assembler.
git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/mes.git
Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*]:
Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:
Here are the SHA1 and SHA256 checksums:
a0fcd35a32d16580cacb52add632d96eae0548a9 mes-0.25.tar.gz 325250b3567ed9203ba70161c835af01079e73ebed97b4b5bb77ca500b828940 mes-0.25.tar.gz
[*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the .sig suffix) is intact. First, be sure to download both the .sig file and the corresponding tarball. Then, run a command like this:
gpg --verify mes-0.25.tar.gz.sig
If that command fails because you don't have the required public key, or that public key has expired, try the following commands to update or refresh it, and then rerun the 'gpg --verify` command.
gpg --recv-keys 1A858392E331EAFDB8C27FFBF3C1A0D9C1D65273
Alternatively, Mes can be installed or updated using Guix:
guix pull guix install mes
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Changes in 0.25 since 0.24.2
- Support for riscv64-linux.
- Support M2-Planet build for x86_64-linux.
- Building with M2-Planet-1.11.0 is now supported.
- The requirement for M2-Planet's --bootstrap-mode was dropped.
Noteworthy bug fixes
In the REPL,
,use MODULEnow work.
accesswith R_OK now respects read permissions.
On 64bit, displayed values are no longer truncated.
On 64bit, MesCC now correctly supports 8-byte immediate values.
MesCC now initializes struct fields to 0.
The MesCC test suite passes with gcc >= 10 An array overflow bug was fixed in
Debugging MesCC binaries (function scope) has been resurrected.
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Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release:
12 Andrius Štikonas 1 Efraim Flashner 24 Ekaitz Zarraga 1 Emily Trau 69 Janneke Nieuwenhuizen 15 W. J. van der Laan