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Re: [Gcl-devel] Windows test installers CVS HEAD and 2.6.8pre

From: Mike Thomas
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] Windows test installers CVS HEAD and 2.6.8pre
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 06:43:04 +1000

> Thank you for great job!

Thanks Vadim.

>  I downloaded both versions and tried
> to build Maxima 5.9.3 pre-release on it.
> With gcl 2.7.0 build failed on rand-mt19937.lisp module.
> Gcl can compile this file but unable to load it.
> Looks like an issue with package naming or something
> like this.

Yes.  I recall seeing this a couple of weeks ago - GCL packaging gets in the
way of more than one build.

In that particular case I think I may have simply removed the package
statements to get a complete Maxima.  It failed a couple of tests though.

> With gcl 2.6.8 build went smooth but there is still
> problem with gcl-xmaxima interaction.  Any Maxima question
> is x positive?
> puts xmaxima in infinite loop.  I reported this problem earlier.
> Both these problems are not Windows specific they exist
> on Linux as well.  So as far as very _Windows_ build
> is concerned everything seems to be fine.

I suppose that this should be sorted out before 2.6.8 goes out if either
Camm or I can find time to look at it.

> Congratulations!  Especially for 2.7.0.

I am particularly pleased with the way Camm and Paul have been pushing 2.7.0
towards ANSI compatibility.


Mike Thomas

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