[alice-announce] Gecode 1.0.0 released
tack at ps.uni-sb.de
Wed Jan 18 15:36:29 CET 2006
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We would like to announce the release of
Gecode is an open, free, portable, accessible, and efficient
environment for developing constraint-based systems and
Gecode is radically open for programming: it can be easily
interfaced to other systems. It supports the programming of
new propagators (as implementations of constraints), branching
strategies, and search engines. New variable domains can be
programmed with the same efficiency as the finite domain and
integer set variables that come predefined with Gecode.
Gecode is distributed under a BSD-style license. All of its
parts including documentation, implementations of global
constraints, and examples are available as source code.
Gecode is implemented in C++ that carefully follows the C++
standard. It can be compiled with modern C++ compilers and
runs on a wide range of machines (including 64bit machines).
Gecode comes with extensive reference documentation that allows
to focus on different programming tasks like modelling,
implementing propagators, and implementing variable domains.
Gecode offers competitive performance with respect to both
runtime and memory usage.
Gecode is designed to facilitate contributions on top of
it. CP(Graph) and CP(Map) providing graph and map variables for
constraint programming is available as a first contribution
built on top of Gecode.
Gecode and contributions built on top of it are available from
Programming Systems Lab, Saarland University, Saarbrücken
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