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Re: [Chicken-users] SQLite and opengl eggs don't compile "out of the box
Re: [Chicken-users] SQLite and opengl eggs don't compile "out of the box" with latest release
Sat, 10 Jun 2006 08:24:53 -0700
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On Jun 9, 2006, at 7:33 PM, Matthew Welland wrote:
The fix of course is to use the latest snapshot which works fine.
someone trying chicken for the first time that is probably
I agree. The combination of a decent compiler, good platform support,
large library, excellent C-family support, and open source is
tempting to Scheme users. But the lack of a stable environment is
Chicken is undergoing fairly rapid development, a good thing. It is
also obsoleting the existing distributions scattered around, a bad
thing. While some eggs are backward compatible, some are not, and
some don't use the new features at all. (This is a small problem as
the check-imports feature can help find serious bugs.)
This situation is well known to the author, Felix. However, I
wouldn't expect a direct fix soon, as there are about 220 eggs, and a
lot of authors.
I think what will happen is an update of the existing eggs to the
latest feature set (this has happened in the past), then the creation
of a set of platform specific distributions.
The platform specific stuff is also in flux. Windows is being worked
on heavily. MacOS X as well.
I know Felix wants to get to a stable state but I doubt such a
situation will emerge before Aug.
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