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From: Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o>
To: gentoo-lisp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-lisp] [ Re: State of gnu common lisp]
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 08:31:08
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-lisp] [ Re: State of gnu common lisp] by Thomas Kahle

Thomas Kahle <tom111@×××.de>:

> 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 sci-math@g.o. 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. V-Li -- Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project <URL:>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode <URL:>


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