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Re: New -base release?


From: Sebastian Reitenbach
Subject: Re: New -base release?
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:37:02 +0200
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On Monday, August 15, 2011 22:12 CEST, Riccardo Mottola <address@hidden> wrote: 
 
> Hi,
> 
> to get back on this topic. Things look bright at the end of the tunnel, 
> so it would be nice to clean up some other small details before a shiny 
> new release.
> 
> 1) locale / timezone on OpenBSD and FreeBSD.
> [NSTimeZone systemTimeZone]
> needs to return something sensible... (or all apps will complain at startup)
> One thing to note is that apparently the "new" localtime is supported, 
> but the "old" not. I did check this only quickly with David on FreeBSD. 
> Perhaps fixing this fixes some other platforms too.
> 
> /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Rome: timezone data, version 2, 6 gmt time 
> flags, 6 std time flags, no leap seconds, 170 transition times, 6 
> abbreviation chars
> 
> vs.
> 
> /etc/localtime.bck: timezone data, old version, 6 gmt time flags, 6 std 
> time flags, no leap seconds, 170 transition times, 6 abbreviation chars
> 
> (doesn't work)
> 
> 2) cygwin tmp files directory as shown in my tests
> 
> 3) cygwin bundle support, at least with our own libobjc 1.6 (since it 
> works with mingw, it should for cygwin too)
> 
> I would not consider cygwin blocking, but I think it would help a lot to 
> get base working on it for this release. Perhaps, if no other problems 
> arise, it would even make it usable again
> 
> A gcc 2.95 check would be good too. Sadly my main box for that has a 
> startup problem and Sebastian is not around, so maybe I can find another 
> way.

The only gcc-2.95 box I have around is a vax. The OpenBSD sparc was switched to 
gcc-4.2 some weeks ago.
Since there is no libffi or ffcall for the vax, its making testing there 
impossible ;)

cheers,
Sebastian


> 
> Riccardo
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