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[Axiom-developer] Re: Google Code repository

From: Ralf Hemmecke
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: Google Code repository
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 10:53:25 +0200
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On 09/19/2006 11:35 PM, Page, Bill wrote:
On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 5:14 PM Ralf Hemmecke wrote:
... BTW, why cannot axiom--windows--1 be merged with axiom--main--1?
Is it so different?

It is different but not too different. There are changes in
some of the Boot and Lisp code because Axiom uses some non-
portable unixism like calling system functions that only
exist on unix. There is also the fact that currently neither
Hyperdoc nor Axiom graphics can be built on Windows because
of the X-windows library dependencies.

But in any case, yes it could and should be merged back into
axiom--main--1. This has been waiting almost two years to
happen. Are you volunteering? :-)

Oh, sorry, me doing the merge connected with Windows is probably not the best idea. There should proably be one who is more familiar with Windows.

The path that I had in mind to do this is starting with the
build-improvements branch on SVN since the new build environment
is based on tecnhiques that should be portable to the Windows
MSYS/MinGW environment and also can start with a previously
installed version of GCL which simplifies things significantly
on Windows.

The last edit on axiom--windows--1 was 2005-03-17. Wouldn't it make sense to merge it first with Gold (tla), then test it and only afterwards merge with the build-improvements? I guess that Gold is closer than build-improvements.

I've just tried

tla get address@hidden/axiom--windows--1 axiom--windows--1

(one line)

cd axiom--windows--1
tla star-merge address@hidden/axiom--main--1

Runs nicely, but gives a number of conflicts in the Makefiles which I feel unable to resolve. :-(


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