[Ecls-list] Can you check the Windows builds?

Dima Pasechnik dimpase+ecl at gmail.com
Mon May 13 16:52:36 UTC 2013

On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 12:20:29AM +0200, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll wrote:
> I have spent a stupid month doing things like rebuilding a Windows box that
> died, trying to install Visual Studio 2012 on top of Window SDK and finding
> that VS2012 broke everything, finding out what happened with this, and only
> yesterday did I manage to get something running with Microsoft compilers.
> In the process I managed to solve a couple of problems, including a
> dependency of ECL on the ntwin32.mak (a file which is now absent in Windows
> SDK). In short, I believe there are now at least the following methods to
> build ECL
> - Visual Studio 2010 Express (standalone) in 32 and 64 bits
> - Visual Studio 2012 Express in 32 and 64 bits
> - Microsoft SDK 7.1 (actually VS2010 underneath) in 32 and 64 bits
> - Mingw32
> - Possibly Cygwin (but of little use because of cygwin problems with fork)
Latest Cygwin releases are remarkably good w.r.t. fork() issues, at
least it's possible to build and run Sage on Cygwin (with maxima using
ECL, that is)

Just in case,

> Given the fragility of the Windows platform I would appreciate if you could
> give me a heads up to pack a release.
> Juanjo

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