Alan is continuosly built using a so called Continuous Integration (CI) job. Whenever there is a change in the source code repo on Github a job is run to compile and package various packages, the Development Snapshots, or alpha stream.

The machine that hosts that job had a sudden breakdown in February 2021, and it has not been rebuilt yet. That means that for the time being there will be no new alpha versions built.

Furthermore the last couple of development snapshots seem to have gone bad rendering them unusable if you don't have Cygwin (Linux emulation layer for windows) installed.

We apologize and will give updates as soon as that the CI chain is up and running again.

Update

The AlanIF continuous integration pipeline has now been up and running for a while. That means that new development snapshots are uploaded automatically as soon as they pass all tests. You can find them here.

Alan v3.0 beta7 is now available. You can view the details of the changes in the Changes Section. You are encouraged to update to this latest release.

Alan is an open source project and for many years source has been available, during the last decade on Bitbucket. For various reasons GitHub has become a more and more apropriate site for hosting open source projects. There has also been some activity there to consolidate some Alan related project into an organization not surprisingly called alan-if, primarily thanks to Tristano Ajmone. One of the most important is the alan-docs project, where you can find many of the Alan documentation projects. So Alan has moved there too.

I hope this will make Alan even more visible, and make it easier to cooperate on improving the Alan system.

(The old repo on Bitbucket, will still exist, but only rarely be brought up to date.)

Alan v3.0 beta6 is now available. You can view the details of the changes in the Changes Section. You are encouraged to update to this latest release.

Alan v3.0 beta4 is now available. You can view the details of the changes in the Changes section. There is now only one change left in the plans before Alan 3.0 goes official.

What They Say

"All those weirdly arranged parentheses, and semi-colons and strange curlicues hanging out in the middle of blank lines. Impossible. But when I looked at Alan I saw the light or, at least, English."

Eric Mayer