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History

Just the facts:

  • July, 1995. Dave develops SWIG while working in the Theoretical Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Originally, it was conceived as an extension building tool for a customized scripting language that had been created for the Connection Machine 5.
  • January, 1996. SWIG rewritten in C++ at the University of Utah and expanded to cover Tcl, Perl, and Guile.
  • February, 1996. First alpha release.
  • September, 1996. Version 1.0 released. Support for Python added.
  • September, 1997. Version 1.1 released with a variety of improvements such as shadow classes.
  • February, 1998. SWIG1.1p5 released.
  • 1997-1999. Various unsuccessful attempts to create SWIG2.0. Aside from various second system effects, there were other distractions such as a dissertation and searching for a job. All of this work was abandoned although parts of it are found in newer SWIG releases.
  • July, 1998. SWIG development moves to the University of Chicago.
  • January 1, 2000. Dave survives his most pleasant Y2K flight to Chicago O'Hare.
  • February 11, 2000. SWIG1.3 alpha released. This is the first in a series of releases that slowly migrate most of SWIG's implementation back to ANSI C.
  • March 1, 2000. SWIG1.3a2 released.
  • June 18, 2000. SWIG1.3a3 released.
  • September 4, 2000. SWIG1.3a4 released.
  • September 22, 2000. SWIG1.3a5 released.
  • July 9, 2001. SWIG-1.3.6 released.
  • September 3, 2001. SWIG-1.3.7 released. Support for templates and better handling of overloaded functions added.
  • September 23, 2001. SWIG-1.3.8 released.
  • September 25, 2001. SWIG-1.3.9 released.
  • December 10, 2001. SWIG-1.3.10 released.
  • January 31, 2002. SWIG-1.3.11 released.
  • June 2, 2002. SWIG-1.3.12 released.
  • June 17, 2002. SWIG-1.3.13 released.
  • August 12, 2002. SWIG-1.3.14 released.
  • September 9, 2002. SWIG-1.3.15 released.
  • October 14, 2002. SWIG-1.3.16 released.
  • November 22, 2002. SWIG-1.3.17 released.
  • March 23, 2003. SWIG-1.3.18 released.
  • March 28, 2003. SWIG-1.3.19 released.
  • December 17, 2003. SWIG-1.3.20 released.
  • January 17, 2004. SWIG-1.3.21 released.
  • September 4, 2004. SWIG-1.3.22 released.
  • November 11, 2004. SWIG-1.3.23 released.
  • December 14, 2004. SWIG-1.3.24 released.
  • June 11, 2005. SWIG-1.3.25 released.
  • October 9, 2005. SWIG-1.3.26 released.
  • October 15, 2005. SWIG-1.3.27 released.
  • February 11, 2006. SWIG-1.3.28 released.
  • March 21, 2006. SWIG-1.3.29 released.
  • November 13, 2006. SWIG-1.3.30 released.
  • November 20, 2006. SWIG-1.3.31 released.
  • November 15, 2007. SWIG-1.3.32 released.
  • November 23, 2007. SWIG-1.3.33 released.
  • February 27, 2008. SWIG-1.3.34 released.
  • April 7, 2008. SWIG-1.3.35 released.
  • June 24, 2008. SWIG-1.3.36 released.
  • January 13, 2009. SWIG-1.3.37 released.
  • January 31, 2009. SWIG-1.3.38 released.
  • March 21, 2009. SWIG-1.3.39 released.
  • August 18, 2009. SWIG-1.3.40 released.
  • June 2, 2010. SWIG-2.0.0 released.
  • October 4, 2010. SWIG-2.0.1 released.
  • February 20, 2011. SWIG-2.0.2 released.
  • March 29, 2011. SWIG-2.0.3 released.
  • May 21, 2011. SWIG-2.0.4 released.
  • April 19, 2012. SWIG-2.0.5 released.
  • April 30, 2012. SWIG-2.0.6 released.
  • May 26, 2012. SWIG-2.0.7 released.
  • August 20, 2012. SWIG-2.0.8 released.
  • December 16, 2012. SWIG-2.0.9 released.
  • May 27, 2013. SWIG-2.0.10 released.
  • September 15, 2013. SWIG-2.0.11 released.
  • February 9, 2014. SWIG-2.0.12 released.
  • March 16, 2014. SWIG-3.0.0 released.
  • May 27, 2014. SWIG-3.0.1 released.
  • June 4, 2014. SWIG-3.0.2 released.

The Release Notes contain more information on each release.


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