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RE: [Axiom-developer] Openmath, Singular

From: Bill Page
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] Openmath, Singular
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 12:53:24 -0400

On September 30, 2005 11:09 AM M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> Speaking of Singular, it has recently been added to the
> CygWin distribution! I update my CygWin installations every
> few days, and it is now working.
> For the Axiom folks -- will Axiom build under CygWin?

No, not yet. The current open source distribution of Axiom
is based on GCL and GCL only builds on MSYS/MinGW to a native
Windows app. Of course that is not a problem since you can
of course run native windows apps under cygwin. It is also
possible to install both cygwin and MSYS/MinGW.

The only limitation is that on window, even with cygwin
installed, you can not use the Xwindows-based parts of
Axiom, i.e. the hyperdoc browser and graphics.

It should be possible to build a native Windows version of
GCL-based Axiom using the gcc/mingw compiler under cygwin
but the Makefiles would require some tweaking.

In principle building a full cygwin-based version of Axiom
should not be difficult since Axiom has been built on a
large number of lisp platforms, some of which fully support
the cygwin Xwindows environment. If you would like to give
this a try, I would be glad to help.

Bill Page.

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