[Ecls-list] Solaris 9 build report and suggested fixes with current cvs

Michael Abshoff Michael.Abshoff at fsmath.mathematik.uni-dortmund.de
Sun Aug 26 13:07:41 UTC 2007

Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
> "Michael Abshoff" <Michael.Abshoff at fsmath.mathematik.uni-dortmund.de>
> writes:

Hello Gaby, folks,

> | Hello,
> |
> | congratulations on an open source lisp that actually builds on Solaris
> | (and many other systems) without too much fixing and without the need to
> | bootstrap itself off another list machine. My experience with gcl in
> | general and clisp on Solaris hasn't been a pleasant one.
> |

I forgot to mention that I am about to set up a 64 bit Windows box
dedicated to porting various bits and pieces from Sage to MSVC. This will
be a long and stony way (and I might not even come close to finish) and I
also intend to get the current ecl-cvs into a buildable shape with MSVC
2003/2005, unless this all works fine out of the box :) and I can spend
time on other bits and pieces. Either way I am willing to set up an auto
build service for ecls on Windows that pulls periodically from cvs and
sees how things are going if you folks are interested.

> | I am interested in running Maxima and Axiom on top of ecls in the long
> | term, but I understand that might take a while to accomplish due to
> |
> | a) Maxima doesn't support ecl as far as I can tell "out of the box" and
> I
> | haven't even checked Axiom yet
> I, for one, am working towards OpenAxiom/ECL support.  There is a long
> way to get there but this is just to let you know it is on my priority
> list.  In particular, I would like to link my C/C++ libraries with
> Axiom and ECL seems to be one the Lisps that provide easy path to
> that.  Keep an eye on
>         http://www.open-axiom.org/
> Many thanks for your reports.
> -- Gaby

I also just checked the openaxiom devel mailing list archives and saw that
Bill Page has accepted axiom maintainership of the MinGW port as well as
the Sage integration. I was under the impression that FriCAS had been
favored (at least initially before the second Axiom fork) for Sage
integration, but things might have changed since the last time I checked.

I would also be interested to hear (if you can provide us with that info)
what exactly has to be done to get OpenAxiom working correctly on ecls.

Either way, we should take the discussion about OpenAxiom and Sage over to



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