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Re: [ANN] beta-release of OPAM

If you're using Homebrew on the Mac, just do a "brew update" and you should get 
the latest beta release (0.9.1) via it.  Enjoy!


On 15 Jan 2013, at 15:40, Thomas Gazagnaire <thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm very happy to announce the beta release of OPAM (0.9.1). OPAM is a 
> package manager for OCaml to install libraries and tools from source 
> archives. It supports multiple simultaneous compiler installations, flexible 
> package constraints, and a Git-friendly development workflow.
> The goal of this beta release is to formally introduce OPAM to the community, 
> to gather some general feedback on the documentation and tools and 
> double-check that we've not forgotten some useful features. I would also like 
> to use that opportunity to make an official call to maintainers: if you have 
> developed packages which are already in OPAM do not hesitate to claim their 
> ownership and to improve their description - if your packages are not yet in, 
> it's time to start packaging them! 
> OPAM is developed by OCamlPro[1] and has been in alpha release since June 
> 2012. It is already quite mature and has gained some nice momentum (+40 
> contributors, +300 packages).  OPAM has been initially funded by Jane 
> Street[2] and the DORM EU research project, and it has received continuous 
> help and resources from OCamlLabs[3].
> The source code of OPAM is available on Github:
> * installer: https://github.com/OCamlpro/opam
> * packages and compiler descriptions: 
> https://github.com/OCamlPro/opam-repository
> * website: https://github.com/OCamlPro/opam2web
> The documention:
> * install instructions and tutorial are available http://opam.ocamlpro.com/
> * the main source of documentation is 'opam --help' or 'opam <command> --help'
> * user manual: 
> https://github.com/OCamlPro/opam/raw/master/doc/dev-manual/dev-manual.pdf
> You can report issues on github bug tracker:
> * https://github.com/OCamlPro/opam/issues
> The next steps for us is to focus on improving the package descriptions 
> quality and the global consistency of 
> https://github.com/OCamlPro/opam-repository. We will gladly accept any kind 
> of help and support from the community to do this!  We plan to announce the 
> release of 1.0.0 in a couple of months, with improved package quality and 
> better integration with the future OCaml platform.
> Last point, if you are working in a company and that you already use OPAM, or 
> plan to use OPAM, and you would like to help us ensuring it a sustainable 
> future[2], you can contact us at contact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> On behalf of the OPAM team,
> Thomas Gazagnaire
> [1] http://www.ocamlpro.com/
> [2] http://www.janestreet.com/
> [3] http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/projects/ocamllabs/



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