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Re: [Gcl-devel] Maxima Status

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] Maxima Status
Date: 18 Dec 2002 21:09:47 -0500

Hi James!  Just committed a fix -- please check it out.

Take care, and thanks for your work on maxima!

James Amundson <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello everyone,
> In an effort to finally finish the long-overdue release of 5.9.0, I have
> been in self-imposed exile from Maxima-related mail  I apologize to all
> of you who haven't heard from me in a while. The exile has (almost)
> payed off. I am almost ready with a working windows install. I am down
> to one identified bug and one non-critical issue.
> The bug: When compiled with GCL, Maxima barfs when any of its internal
> paths contain spaces. The easiest way to see this is to do
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> |abacus>export HOME="/tmp/with spaces"
> |abacus>maxima -l gcl
> GCL (GNU Common Lisp)  Version(2.5.0) Wed Oct  9 15:13:53 EDT 2002
> Licensed under GNU Library General Public License
> Contains Enhancements by W. Schelter
> Maxima 5.9.0rc3 http://maxima.sourceforge.net
> Distributed under the GNU Public License. See the file COPYING.
> Dedicated to the memory of William Schelter.
> This is a development version of Maxima. The function bug_report()
> provides bug reporting information.
> Bad file spec: ?\/tmp\/with\ spaces\/\.maxima\/\#\#\#\.\{o\,lisp\,lsp\}
>  -- an error.  Quitting.  To debug this try DEBUGMODE(TRUE);)
> |abacus>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Maxima dies because it uses "$HOME/.maxima" by default. The problem does
> not appear with either clisp or cmucl. It could either be a GCL-specific
> problem in Maxima or a bug in GCL. I do not yet know.
> The bug is a show-stopper under Windows because my HOME is "c:\Documents
> and Settings\amundson" (or something like that). It will be a problem
> for most users.
> The non-critical issue: I don't know how to get InnoSetup to use the new
> Maxima icon. I will confess I haven't tried very hard yet. Any advice
> will be appreciated.
> I should be able to check in the changes needed for a (relatively)
> simple windows build including packaging soon.
> --Jim
> -- 
> James Amundson <address@hidden>
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Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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