[Ecls-list] About ECL 0.9c
Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll
worm at arrakis.es
Fri Oct 31 01:02:07 UTC 2003
first of all let me present my excuses for publishing such a buggy tarball,
but this was part of my evil plan to grab attention :-) Not really, my line
of thought is as follows
* Anonymous CVS in Sourceforge is no longer responsive enough and many people
do use the patches instead of anonymous CVS. However, I have made big changes
(new GMP, for instance), which involve creation of directories and which the
patch files would not cover, or they would at the risk of becoming enormous.
Hence the need for an interim release against which patches may be applied.
* I need testers: people which check the latest versions of ECL (either from
CVS or from patches) and try to build them in as many platforms. My choice of
words "This is a bugfix release _for_ _developers_" mightnot have been the
most appropiate one. Maybe I should have said "for developers of ECL", i.e.
people who are familiar enough with the internals and can provide me with
In the end, the e-mails of the mailing list have been very useful. I will fix
the problems this weekend (or even earlier) and produce patch files for them.
The problems I spotted here are
* The flag -lgmp is missing at link time when configuring with
* The *debugger-hook* does not work as expected.
* "ecl-config" is outdated, and does not have all required flags and tries to
link missing libraries (libclos.a is NO LONGER REQUIRED! libecl.a encompasses
everything, but it is much better to use libecl.so)
* The interface for trapping errors is suboptimal. Examples are required in
* The libraries and headers should be installed in a more standard location.
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