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RE: [Axiom-developer] RE: gcl-2.6.8pre on MAC OSX 10.2

From: Page, Bill
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] RE: gcl-2.6.8pre on MAC OSX 10.2
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 18:04:51 -0500

On Wednesday, November 01, 2006 1:03 PM Martin Rubey wrote:
> ... 
> WOW, that's cool! Axiom on the Mac!

Well, the build of AXIOMsys completed successfully. You can
download a console-only version of Axiom for native MAC OSX 10
on PowerPC here:

As usual, untar it into a convenient place like /usr/local

  $ cd /usr/local
  $ tar xzf ~/AXIOMsys-ppc-20061101.tgz

and then setup the AXIOM and PATH variables like this:

  $ export AXIOM=/usr/local/powerpc-apple-darwin6.8
  $ export PATH=$AXIOM/bin:$PATH

and start Axiom like this:

  $ AXIOMsys

  (1) -> integrate(1/sqrt(1-x^2),x)

exit Axiom with this command:

  (99) -> )quit


The MAC server on which this was compiled did not have an X-windows
environment so it was not possible to compile and test Axiom Graphics
and the Hyperdoc browser. Also native MAC OSX10 apparently does not
have support for the pts virtual terminal interface so it is not
possible yet to compile clef (the replacement for readline).

Because of these problems, it is not possible to use the existing
Axiom source distribution without some changes to accommodate
the limited hardware environment. But if you are familiar with
development on a MAC and would like to give this a try, please
let you know and I can make the current preliminary sources

I look forward to some comments from MAC users! :-)

Bill Page.

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