[ Note: An update to this release has been announced: see version 188.8.131.52 at http://blogs.msdn.com/dsyme/archive/2007/05/06/f-1-9-1-9-available-currently-msi-only-includes-overloaded-numeric-conversion-functions-and-checked-arithmetic.aspx ]
I am very pleased to announce that F# 1.9.1 is now available for download. This is a major release for us, a first step toward F# 2.0, and incorporating two exiciting new features: Active Patterns and Implicit Class Construction.
The release is not yet the default download on research.microsoft.com/fsharp, but you can get it at:
[ Note: we've had one report of an installation issue on Windows XP, and one on Windows Vista. If you have a problem try installing the VC runtime libraries http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=32BC1BEE-A3F9-4C13-9C99-220B62A191EE&displaylang=enPlease let us know if you have problems, by emailing us at "fsbugs at microsoft dot com". ]
I've posted the full release notes in another blog entry, and a draft paper on active patterns is now also available. The highlights in this release are:
Since I preannounced the release we've been stabilizing it with our internal users - many thanks to all those who tried out earlier versions of the release and submitted bug reports.