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RE: [Axiom-developer] SVN on sourceforge

From: Page, Bill
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] SVN on sourceforge
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 12:00:05 -0400


On Wednesday, September 13, 2006 5:31 AM you wrote:
> > BTW, Tim, why is there now also "tla-1.1.tar.gz" inside
> > the axiom archive?
> i'm trying to port axiom locally to 3 different systems,
> Windows, MAC OSX, and FreeBSD.
> none of them have tla and i need to build it.

That is no reason to keep an old distribution of tla in the
Axiom archive.

On each new platform you should start with the newest tla
sources available and solve problems with that, if you feel
motivated. Otherwise work-a-round them via scp or whatever.

> it appears that i'm going to have to add patches (ala GCL)
> in order to create versions that run everywhere.

Contribute such patches to the arch developers. They do not
belong in the Axiom source distribution.
> eventually these patches will be pushed upstream and 
> hopefully go away.

I think they should go away now. :-)
> i know this is 'verboten' but these systems are not debian
> and you can't just do an apt-get to install the code.

On most common systems in use today there alternatives at
least as good as apt-get.

> but until the patches go upstream the users of these 3
> systems need the tools.

They already have there own tools. You need to learn to use
them. Otherwise Axiom will continue to look like just another
weird foreign system to them.

Bill Page.

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