[Ecls-list] ECL on Mac OS X, general new-to-ECL issues
Thomas F. Burdick
tfb at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Fri Mar 18 09:03:11 UTC 2005
> Hi Thomas,
> thanks for your interest on ECL. I will proceed to answer some of your
> questions and comments.
> First of all, the MacOSX port has been done by me using only the account
> that was available at sourceforge. This was back on OSX 10.1. The servers
> running 10.2 are now almost unreachable and 10.3 is nowhere to be used.
> Considering that I do not have a Mac around and that all development was
> done with a slow terminal account, I think the port is not in such a bad
> shape :-)
Okay, that makes sense. What systems do you and ECL's major users
normally use? It might be nice to have a note on the web page saying
something like "ECL is regularly tested on Linux/x86 and MS Windows
(or whatever). It has also been ported to Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD,
Solaris, Windows/Cygwin and OSX, running on top of the Intel, Sparc,
Alpha and PowerPC processors." Or even a little grid like the one on
www.sbcl.org. It's perfectly understandable that an open-source
system is only regularly tested on machines that the developer(s) have
-- but it would be nice to know what those machines are :-)
Just to be clear, because tone doesn't always communicate well over
e-mail, I'm not complaining about these issues, just trying to orient
myself in ECL, and to point out the rough edges I encountered as a new
user. I understand that ECL has been mostly a one-man effort, and I
appreciate that you've kept alive the system I read about in the
EcoLisp paper ages ago.
I still don't have a net connection at home, so I'll try to send a
Darwin patch when I remember. BTW, I had some trouble building on
Solaris, too; if anyone reading the list has something jumpt to mind,
let me know, otherwise I'll try to figure it out or at least send a
useful bug report :-)
Hey, I like the pace that the SLIME work is progressing at, at this
rate the SLIME interface will be there by the time I actually get a
chance to seriously investigate ECL!
> If you need further help I provide on-site support in Munich at a moderate
> price: a muffin and a latte machiatto :-)
Heh, understood. I think I'll try to take you up on that support
offer, maybe next week or after easter.
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