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Re: [Axiom-developer] A modest proposal

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] A modest proposal
Date: 04 Jul 2007 13:38:16 -0400
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"Bill Page" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 03 Jul 2007 16:01:27 -0400, Camm Maguire wrote:
> >
> > Yes, I would be happy to upload a new version.  But please be advised
> > that it is not a light task.  We managed to get axiom working on all
> > 12 Debian platforms, a feat which easily could take several months.
> > So it would be great if there was a clear slow-moving official release
> > target somewhere.
> >
> I am confident that it will be *much* easier to get working versions
> Axiom based on the new build system in the build-improvements and
> wh-sandbox branches. Both of these versions use an approach very
> similar to the one that you used for Debian.
> > Of course, it could be argued that portability to all these machines
> > is not all that important, in which case we can configure the package
> > accordingly.
> >
> I think the presence of an up to date version of Axiom on the Debian
> platforms would be a very good thing. The wh-sandbox branch has many
> critical fixes to both the algebra and to hyperdoc.

I would love Tim's and all the other developers' blessing as to which
snapshot of which branch is worthy to represent axiom in Debian.  Do
we have consensus yet?  I can work with either, new or old.

Take care,

> Regards,
> Bill Page.

Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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