Friday, September 28, 2007

Embedded CAL

Andrew Eisenberg's work on embedding CAL editors into Java source (in lieu of Java expressions) has now been made available for downloading on the main Quark page. See the previous posting here entitled "Sneak Preview".

This download isn't a part of the main Open Quark distribution (at least not yet), but it is a very nice experimental addition to the Eclipse tooling for Open Quark, and could be taken forward as a fully supported tool in the future. As always we (and Andrew!) would appreciate feedback.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Version 1.6.1 of the Quark Framework for Java is now available. The full release notes are available here.

While this is a point release (for bug fixes and small features), it has a number of interesting features. Chief amongst these is the inclusion of concurrency modules. Version 1.6.0 included internal support for concurrent CAL but lacked the library support to make this convenient and practical. This release includes missing library support allowing parallel function application to be programmed elegantly.

The Eclipse tooling continues to improve in this version, with a new Quick Outline view, and other enhancements.

This release also includes a new document, "Getting Started with Open Quark", which aims to help new users determine where to find information in the other collateral.

As usual, we highly value feedback and contributions to the project. Please visit our discussion forum.