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

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] Make still fails on WinXP for ANSI
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:56:24 -0400
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Gabriel Dos Reis <address@hidden> writes:

> 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). 

OK.  Is there yet a reason to believe that open axiom might/should
build under wine?  Should this be pursued?

Take care,

> | 
> | 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?
> Yes.
> PS: I jut came back from short vacation and semester just started here,
> so things are a bit hectic...
> -- Gaby

Camm Maguire                                        address@hidden
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