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Re: [Gcl-devel] Test of new versions of Gcl for Windows

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] Test of new versions of Gcl for Windows
Date: 24 Feb 2003 11:12:46 -0500
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"Mike Thomas" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi again.
> A new installer dated 20030223 is on it's way to the download site and
> should make it in the next two days.  (Camm - Any chance of speeding the
> auto update up please?)

Should be 4x per day now.

BTW, thanks for the great work on the Windows installer!

There appears to be one commit you made adding -Wl,--allow.... flags
in unixport/makefile that I will have to revert.  Do you need this?

Take care,

> | I think it is due to the fact that the file gclfinal.bat, that seems to
> | create gcli.bat, is written by the installer with lines ending with LF
> | only, instead of CR+LF. So, for the command.com, gclfinal.bat seems to
> | write only one long line containing the second "echo" with the first
> | "echo", instead of writing two lines with the two "echo".
> This problem is fixed and gclfinal.bat is no longer used, although it still
> appears in the bin directory for the moment.
> | - With 20030220 version, the same occurs, but the same solution does not
> | allow to run Gcl, I obtain instead of Gcl prompt :
> |
> | Error: Cannot get the truename of #p"C://Programs/GCL-2.5.0/lib/gcl-
> | 2.5.0/unixport/".
> | Fast links are on: do (si::use-fast-links nil) for debugging
> | Error signalled by SYSTEM::GCL-TOP-LEVEL.
> | Broken at SYSTEM::SET-UP-TOP-LEVEL.  Type :H for Help.
> | >>
> This is bad news.  I am guessing that it is caused by the double forward
> slash.  I assume that W98 is not as clever about that as either W2000 or XP.
> I'm hoping that the new installer will fix that but if not, I have some work
> to do.  Please let me know, Michel, how you go with the new installer.
> Meanwhile, I'll try and find a W98 computer.
> | I noticed also there is only the info version of the documentation, which
> | is quite OK for Unix users but unusual for Windows users. I would suggest
> | to add also the html version of documentation, or adding a viewer of info
> | files for Windows ? Or maybe adding a few words recalling how to view the
> | info doc with Emacs (and a pointer to the Emacs for NT site) ?
> Good point.  A link to HTML documentation should now appear in the Start
> Menu for GCL 2.5.0.  The info files can be viewed (in a rather unsatisfying
> manner) from the GCL prompt - try (help) for details.
> Cheers
> Mike Thomas.
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Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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