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Re: [Axiom-developer] Axiom silver branch

From: Ralf Hemmecke
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Axiom silver branch
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 18:26:53 +0200
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Hi Tim,

Axiom as it exists now a) depends on very little
 b) never writes outside of its own directory (not even tmp files)
 c) builds everywhere (or tries to)

Could you live with an axiom-built-procedure that
checks the system, if something is missing, it downloads the appropriate files (either from their original source place or from and installs them following (b) from above.

The only difference to the current Axiom would be that checking and installing prerequisites is done before the actual axiom-make starts. And, the axiom archive will be smaller, since some people might have already installed some software.

You said that now Axiom (via gcl) depends on Emacs, but I guess you don't want to include emacs into axiom--main--1, do you? (Otherwise axiom does not "just work". ;-) )


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