This release announcement mistakenly omitted two important contributors: Tim 
Brown, and Dionna Amalie Glaze. Many thanks for their help!

John Clements

> On Aug 3, 2020, at 09:35, John Clements <> wrote:
> Racket version 7.8 is now available from
> * Racket CS may become the default Racket implementation in the next
>  release. With the improvements in this release, Racket CS provides all
>  of the functionality of Racket BC (the current default
>  implementation). If, between this release and the next, no bugs are
>  discovered in Racket CS that are more serious than those typically
>  discovered in Racket BC, then Racket CS will become the default for
>  the next release.
> * Racket CS supports AArch32 and AArch64, including places and
>  futures. The implementation should be considered experimental in this
>  initial release.
> * Racket CS supports an "incremental" garbage-collection mode that can
>  eliminate long GC pauses for some applications, such as animations and
>  interactive games.
> * Racket CS unboxes local floating-point arithmetic (like Racket BC).
> * DrRacket's spell check features lower overhead and has fewer bugs.
> * Web Server performance under high concurrency is [better by up to an
>  order of magnitude](
>  The Web Server is also more resistant to clients attempting to use
>  unconstrained resources.
> * The math library includes the Kronecker product.
> * Windows supports finer granularity for `sleep` when sleeping for short
>  periods of time, improving performance in animation.
> * The new prop:struct-field-info property provides static information
>  about field names.
> * Debugging context in Racket CS is limited to 64,000 frames
>  (approximately the same as Racket BC). This reduces the time taken to
>  handle out-of-memory failures.
> * In `plot`, the legend font and the plot font can be controlled
>  independently, and error-bars have an `#:invert?` option.
> * The plot and math libraries have new maintainers: Alex Harsányi for
>  plot and Pavel Pancheka and Jens Axel Søgaard for math.
> The following people contributed to this release:
> Alex Harsányi, Alex Knauth, Alexander Shopov, Alexis King, Andrew Kent,
> Andrew Mauer-Oats, Atharva Raykar, Ben Greenman, Benjamin Yeung, Bert De
> Ketelaere, Bogdan Popa, David Christiansen, David Florness, Diego
> Crespo, Fred Fu, Gary Baumgartner, Georges Dupéron, Gustavo Massaccesi,
> J. Ian Johnson, Jack Firth, Jay McCarthy, Jens Axel Søgaard, Jesse
> Alama, John Clements, Laurent Orseau, Leif Andersen, Luka Hadži-Đokić,
> Marc, Matthew Butterick, Matthew Flatt, Matthew Parris, Matthew Turland,
> Matthias Felleisen, Michael Ballantyne, Mike Sperber, Noah W M, Paulo
> Matos, Pavel Panchekha, Philip McGrath, Raphael Das Gupta, Reuben
> Thomas, Ricardo Herdt, Robby Findler, Ryan Culpepper, Sam
> Tobin-Hochstadt, Sancho McCann, Sorawee Porncharoenwase, Spencer
> Florence, Stephen De Gabrielle, Syntacticlosure, frogbird, kryptine,
> rsiddharth, and yurkobb
> Feedback Welcome

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