Vicare Scheme is an R6RS compliant fork of Ikarus Scheme, aiming to be a
native compiler for R6 Scheme producing single threaded programs running
on Intel x86 32-bit processors, with experimental support for 64-bit
machines; it is tested only on GNU+Linux, no official support for other
platforms is present. It implements a foreign-functions interface based
on Libffi. "Vicare" is pronounced the etruscan way.
The latest version of this package can be downloaded from Github or
the home page of the Vicare project is at:
development takes place at:
and as backup at:
this project has a mailing list:
It is suggested to use Vicare Scheme along with Nausicaa, a large
collection of R6 Scheme libraries:
Notes for revision 0.2d14
This is mostly a bug fix release.
* Added library (vicare platform features) exporting one identifier
syntax for each HAVE_ constant defined by "configure". At present it
is maintained by hand.
* Fixed distribution of Scheme libraries and test files.
* Fixed GNU Automake stuff to have the "make distcheck" rule complete
successfully despite some test failures.