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[Gcl-devel] RE: [Maxima] Updated PC port

From: Billinghurst, David (CRTS)
Subject: [Gcl-devel] RE: [Maxima] Updated PC port
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 12:32:19 +1000

Thanks.  I managed to do this using

        cd gmp3
        configure --build=i486-pc-mingw32
        cd ..

Not pretty, but it worked.  The maxima binary built on a P3 
running win2k works on a pentium running win95 (my 5 year old
daughter's PC - Daddy, what are you doing now) and passes all tests

I will try your recipe some time.

-----Original Message-----
From: Camm Maguire [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Tuesday, 17 September 2002 1:49 
To: Vadim V. Zhytnikov
Cc: Billinghurst, David (CRTS); address@hidden;
Subject: Re: [Maxima] Updated PC port


Just a note to the Windows GCL users -- by default, gcl compiles the
fastest gmp 'bignum' code that it can, which will involve ISA
extension instructions (e.g. SSE, SSE2, 3dNow, etc.) on machines that
have them.  If you're making a *distribution*, you will have to
configure for the lowest common denominator.  Here is what is done in
debian/rules for the Debian package:

        [ "$(ARCHT)" != "i386" ] || ( cd gmp3 && CC=$(MCC) ./configure 
--build=i486-unknown-linux-gnu )
        CC=$(MCC) ./configure --disable-statsysbfd --enable-$(RELOC) $(GMP) 
--prefix=/usr --mandir=\$${prefix}/share/man --infodir=\$${prefix}/share/info

Take care,

"Vadim V. Zhytnikov" <address@hidden> writes:

> Billinghurst, David (CRTS) ?????:
> > I have updated the PC port at 
> > http://www.geocities.com/billingd2002/maxima/index.html
> > It includes Mike Clarkson's recent changes.
> > 
> > Feel free to move bits around, play with it, etc.  A copy of the 
> > xmaxima tcl code in in bin.  You can download freewrap5.0 and
> > play with that too.
> > 
> > Some random notes
> >  o Code is CVS as of aprox 11 Sep 2002 00:00 UTC 
> >  o Build using gcl-2.5.0 on a win2k Pentium 3 
> >  o Originally installed into c:/Programs/maxima-5.9 
> >  o Run (or click on) xmaxima/xmaxima.bat to run it 
> >  o If you move the distribution, edit maxima.bat and 
> >    update MAXIMA_PREFIX 
> >  o Directory names with spaces are unsupported 
> >  o The only modification outside the xmaxima subdirectory is to 
> >    share/maxima/5.9.0rc1/share/maxima-init.lisp to set *cc*
> >  o Files in the xmaxima directory are built in interfaces/xmaxima/win32
> >    and must be built and installed manually 
> >  
> >   
> I've tried windows maxima binaries in 4 different environments.
> Two machines - Pentium III 733 and Athlon XP 1700+ with
> Windows Me and Windows XP on both.
> With Win XP on both machines xmaxima failed to start maxima
> process.
> Pentium III with Win Me seems to be OK.  Xmaxima starts and
> passes all tests.  The only minor problem I've noticed - weird 
> "Evaluation time" with showtime:true but this is probably
> gcl issue.
> Athlon XP + Win Me is more or less OK. Xmaxima starts but
> takes more than one minute to get connected to maxima.
> It also pass all tests. The only problem is that some
> tests (not all) are really slow. Total tests time is
> more than 4 times bigger compared to Pentium III.
> I guess that all these troubles are due to P III
> optimization.
> Best wishes,
> Vadim
> -- 
>       Vadim V. Zhytnikov
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>       <address@hidden>
>       <address@hidden>
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