[developers] status of Allegro CLIM

Stephan Oepen oe at csli.Stanford.EDU
Wed May 3 11:27:41 CEST 2006

dear all,

we are preparing the purchase of a three-platform department license,
and i am wondering about the status of Allegro CLIM.  for all i know,
it has been a while that the product has been updated.  our community
has had two crippling problem reports (viz. [spr30363] and [spr30570]) 
in the support queue since august 2005.  despite our frequent hassling
(from various sites), there has been no progress on these issues.

in summary, we have long had the impression that Franz has effectively
discontinued its Allegro CLIM product.  given your investment in CG, i
can actually see the wisdom of such a decision, but then we would like
to get clarity about this policy.  

right now, we are reluctant to use money on CLIM, specifically on CLIM
maintenance which we have been unable to obtain in recent history.  in
our application, unfortunately, we still depend on CLIM.  we would be
very grateful if someone from within product development could comment
on the situation.  particularly, i was wondering whether open-sourcing
CLIM and converting it into a community project would be an option?

                              with thanks in advance; all best  -  oe

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