Thomas Kahle <tom111@...>:
> On 10:04 Sat 16 Oct , Andrey G. Grozin wrote:
> > On Fri, 15 Oct 2010, Thomas Kahle wrote:
> > > over at the science overlay we are trying to revive
> > > sci-mathematics/axiom which heavily relies on gnu common lisp
> > > (and no other dialect). In fact, the current ebuild will ship an
> > > internal version of what axiom upstream calls gcl-2.6.8_pre4.
> > Why not just use fricas? It's in the main tree, and can be compiled
> > by sbcl, cmucl, clozurecl, clisp, ecl (and probably gcl).
> Well, I did not know about it. The other fork "OpenAxiom" is already
> in the science overlay. On the other hand, I also don't use axiom.
> I'm just trying to work on bugs assigned to email@example.com. In the end,
> dropping support for the original axiom, given that there is fricas,
> is one option to close these bugs.
And last rite axiom, with two alternatives available.
> > > I would love to see an unmasked gcl at some point.
> > Me too. Debian ships usable gcl for lots of architectures. I think
> > we can just return to the old practice: take the 2.6.7 tarball +
> > the (huge!) debian patch number <n>, and ship the result as
> > 2.6.8_pre<n>.
> Sounds good to me, and I think that is the setup axiom developers ship
> because Camm Maguire is both: gcl upstream, and gcl's maintainer in
> Debian. He also provides the gcl versions for axiom.
That sounds like totally selfish and retarded. Why not prepare a
proper release to ease burden for all the packagers of other
distributions out there.
Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project
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