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New MD5 release 2.0.3

A new patch release 2.0.3 of the MD5 implementation for Common Lisp has been released, which includes support for md5sum-string for as yet unsupported Lisp implementations through flexi-streams. This enhancement was supplied by Daniel Kochmanski. The new release is available from its PMSF page, and its GitHub home.

Note that MD5 has been cryptographically broken, and should therefore not be used in situations where a cryptographically secure hash function is needed (you might want to consider using our implementation of SHA-3 in those situations instead). However due to its wide historical use and its remaining suitability in non-cryptographically secure settings, this implementation is still of some interest.

New MD5 release 2.0.2

A new patch release 2.0.2 of the MD5 implementation for Common Lisp has been released, which includes fixes supplied by Martin Simmons for release 7.0 of LispWorks. The new release is available from its PMSF page, and its GitHub home.

Note that MD5 has been cryptographically broken, and should therefore not be used in situations where a cryptographically secure hash function is needed (you might want to consider using our implementation of SHA-3 in those situations instead). However due to its wide historical use and its remaining suitability in non-cryptographically secure settings, this implementation is still of some interest.

FMI 2.0

The Modelica Association Project Function Mock-up Interface has released version 2.0 of the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI).

Version 2.0 is the first version of the Functional Mock-Up Interface to incorporate both Model Exchange and Co-Simulation versions of the standard into one integrated standard.

The release version can be downloaded from the Downloads page of the FMI standard site.

It should be noted that version 2.0 of the standard is not backward-compatible with FMI version 1.0. Therefore users of FMI 1.0 should plan for necessary multi-version support in their tools and adequate migration strategies for current projects and FMUs. In case you require assistance in this, please feel free to contact us for consulting services in this area.

FMI 2.0 RC2

The Modelica Association Project Function Mock-up Interface has released the second release candidate of version 2.0 of the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI).

Version 2.0 is the first version of the Functional Mock-Up Interface to incorporate both Model Exchange and Co-Simulation versions of the standard into one integrated standard.

The release candidate can be downloaded from the Downloads page of the FMI standard site.

It should be noted that version 2.0 of the standard is not going to be backward-compatible with FMI version 1.0, including the changes made in RC2. Therefore users of FMI 1.0 should plan for necessary multi-version support in their tools and adequate migration strategies for current projects and FMUs. In case you require assistance in this, please feel free to contact us for consulting services in this area.