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Re: [Gcl-devel] Make still fails on WinXP for ANSI

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] Make still fails on WinXP for ANSI
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:38:57 -0500

Donald Winiecki <address@hidden> writes:

| Hi Camm and everyone,
| Apologies for the appearance of non-activity on my part.  My WinXP machine has
| been struggling for awhile and has given up the ghost -- so to say.  I knew
| this was going to happen eventually but didn't expect it presently.  (It's
| struggles may have been behind my inability to build a GCL-ansi variant on
| WinXP.)
| Since the only reason to try and get an WinXP machine up and running would be
| to help out with WinXP tests of GCL -- and I don't know who might be using
| WinXP still -- I'm not sure it's worth an entire machine to do this. 

Hi Don,

I do believe it makes sense to have a GCL build test.  GCL is still one
of the very few Lisp systems that used to build (e.g. in gcl-2.6.8pre
some years) native Lisp systems.  For the AXIOM systems (especially
OpenAxiom), it is the standard Lisp system.

I do have access to a Windows XP (32-bit) box, and a Windows 7 (64-bit) box.
I can conduct the tests if you have developed some methods.

Camm, the Windows boxes I have access to are `mobile' laptops so I do
not know how to manage access to them (plus I know Windows just about to
be dangerous). 

| If you all think it is important to have an winXP-proven build I can pursue
| putting a virtual machine on my Vista box and install XP into it -- but event
| this wouldn't be a `real' WinXP installation.
| What do you all think?  Do we try to make sure it works on WinXP or do we stop
| at 2.6.7 for XP?


PS: I jut came back from short vacation and semester just started here,
so things are a bit hectic...

-- Gaby

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