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Re: [Gcl-devel] ASDF 2.32 released

From: Raymond Toy
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] ASDF 2.32 released
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:39:51 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.101 (Gnus v5.10.10) XEmacs/21.5-b33 (linux)

>>>>> "Fare" == Far  <Far> writes:

    Fare> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 10:12 AM, Jerry James <address@hidden> wrote:
    >> I maintain the GCL package for Fedora.  I gave up on 2.6.7 over 4
    >> years ago; it just won't build on modern Linux systems.  But I've been
    >> building the 2.6.8pre branch successfully all that time.  It's true
    >> that I'm also carrying no less than 17 patches against 2.6.8pre, but
    >> if you would like a recipe that builds a working GCL, let me know.

    Fare> Yes, an executable recipe to compile GCL would be nice.

    Fare> And BTW, migrating GCL to git would be great, too, and make dealing
    Fare> with branches MUCH easier for everyone.

    Fare> Is the "official" GCL development going in 2.6.8 or 2.7.0?
    Fare> And if 2.6.8 much better than 2.6.7 at ANSI compliance?
    Fare> Because 2.6.7 really sucks.

The ancient 2.6.8pre was much better at compliance than 2.6.7.  I
think 2.6.8 is even better, but I suspect it might still be missing
some things.

Of course, Camm and Jerry probably know much better than I do.  I
haven't been able to build gcl even on linux for a very long time.


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