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[Axiom-developer] Re: [Gcl-devel] A bug in makefile for Windows port

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Gcl-devel] A bug in makefile for Windows port
Date: 17 Nov 2003 09:43:02 -0500
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Greetings, and thanks for your report.  I'm  cc'ing our Windows
developer, who I believe is away at the moment, so please be patient.
I'd like his input before trying to commit anything.

Perhaps someone could fill me in at some point on whether
1) All these versions of Windows are binary compatible
2) If two different .bat files are needed
3) If we can't make the 'version origin' the files majvers and
        minvers, which do wind up setting si::*gcl-version* in the
        image itself.

Take care,

address@hidden writes:

> Hello Camm,
> I think there are a few bugs in the stable release of gcl (gcl_2.6.1-
> 18.tar.gz), for the Windows port of gcl, in lines 144 to 160 of 
> gcl/makefile. These lines create the file gclm.bat, that runs Gcl under 
> Windows.
> - First, there is reference to version 2.5.0 instead of 2.6.1, which 
> prevents the created gclm.bat from running Gcl.
> - Second, these lines are apparently written to run Gcl under any version 
> of Windows (and in particular under Win98), but gclm.bat does not work 
> under Win98, the code generated is broken. It works under Win2000/XP 
> though but, in this case, it is too complicated, the first 8 lines could 
> be removed (they are needed for Win9x only). 
> The last binary version for Windows (dated 20031026) installs correctly 
> and works, even under Win98, but it uses a file gcl.bat to run Gcl, which 
> is probably created by the Windows installer, as it refers to 2.6.1, not 
> to 2.5.0. I am not quite sure, as I did not find the install script for 
> Windows, but there is anyway something that is not quite in phase with 
> readme.mingw, as it says Gcl can be run from gclm.bat.
> It is not important that gclm.bat be broken, when only the Windows 
> executable is required, as gcl.bat does the job (in that case, just 
> deleting the lines in gcl/makefile would clean the file), but it might 
> have some consequences for Axiom, as it uses the sources of Gcl, as far as 
> I understand (the archive gcl-2.6.1.tgz included in axiom/zips uses the 
> same makefile, with reference to 2.5.0 etc.) ?
> Best wishes,
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