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Re: [Chicken-users] Installing chicken on windows

From: Oleg Kolosov
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Installing chicken on windows
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 09:06:32 +0300

> On 08 Jul 2016, at 00:48, C K Kashyap <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am very new to Chicken. I've been able to get started with it on my mac 
> using homebrew. I am not sure about how to get started on windows though.
> What's a good way to install chicken on windows? The binary installer links 
> shown on the web page seems dated.
> Can I build chicken using VC? 
> Is this the right place to download mingw64 - 
> I could not find a download link.
> I'd appreciate your help very much.
> Regards,
> Kashyap
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The simplest way is to install pre-packaged CHICKEN, see

I guess the available binary packages are dated because in 4.10 CHICKEN changed 
ABI and build requires bootstrapping which is a pain and nobody bothered 
because Windows is not popular here.

No, you can't build it using VC either. A build system requires GNU make and 
code has some GCC'isms and UNIX'isms. Core can be fixed with a few relatively 
trivial patches but supporting utilities (chicken-install and friends) can not, 
so you wont be able to install eggs. I had the patches in my CMake based 
CHICKEN fork but abandoned it due to lack of public interest.

Regards, Oleg

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