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From: "Marijn Schouten (hkBst)" <hkBst@g.o>
To: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb@×××××××.net>
Cc: gentoo-lisp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-lisp] Last Rites: dev-lisp/gcl-cvs
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 15:26:18
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-lisp] Last Rites: dev-lisp/gcl-cvs by "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky"
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M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> Is GCL (upstream) really in trouble? I know SBCL is the most actively > maintained open source Common Lisp these days, but quite a few projects > have some GCL dependencies. The Axiom project (and its forks) seem to be > moving to Clisp, but their base build is still GCL-based. >
No development seems to be going on and no release has been made for quite some time. There are still a few mails now and then on the mailing list though. We're currently depending on an 70 MB patch that we borrow from debian, whose gcl maintainer also seems to be the only person to still answer mails on the list. I've asked on the list whether my perception was wrong and it went unanswered. I'm not happy about dropping it, but a few more bugs is all it takes right now. Maxima is the only thing depending on it and it builds fine with SBCL and I think OpenMCL. Axiom seems to include its own copy of gcl, (the ebuild doesn't DEPEND on gcl). Marijn - -- Marijn Schouten (hkBst), Gentoo Lisp project <>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.7 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - iD8DBQFHBlWjp/VmCx0OL2wRAq8hAJ91JQ6v+viOO/FIRz5PoslWsU6x8ACeMF45 ZM1wsOtbg8yMgWIfoK0hvA0= =WvLi -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-lisp@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-lisp] Last Rites: dev-lisp/gcl-cvs "Marijn Schouten (hkBst)" <hkBst@g.o>