|Subject:||Re: [Axiom-developer] [Maxima] GCL 2.6.8 and 2.6.9 are released|
|Date:||Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:44:30 +0200|
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On 09/04/2013 11:37 PM, Matt Kaufmann wrote:|
> Thank you, Don. If there's a complete list of platforms for which
> ANSI builds are expected to work for 2.6.9, and if possible one for
> 2.6.8 as well, I'd be interested. In particular, it would be nice to
> know whether 2.6.9 ANSI builds on Linux are expected to work.
On x86_64 linux, I built gcl 2.6.8, and 2.6.9 with
./configure --enable-readline --enable-ansi --prefix=/usr/local/gcl-2.6.8 (9)
and maxima with
./configure --enable-gcl --prefix=/usr/local/maxima-5.31.0-gcl-2.6.8 (9) --with-gcl=/usr/local/bin/gcl-2.6.8 (9)
Maxima passed all tests, for each of 2.6.8 and 2.6.9
I'm not sure what the flag does, but the doc says.
--enable-ansi builds a large gcl aiming for ansi compliance
I built Maxima with the latest stable versions gcl,ccl,cmucl,clisp,sbcl,ecl,
and gcl (2.6.8 and 2.6.9 ) is the only one that still fails to load asdf.
> Thanks --
> -- Matt
> From: Donald Winiecki <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 15:32:02 -0600
> Cc: Camm Maguire <address@hidden>,
> "address@hidden" <address@hidden>, address@hidden,
> Axiom-Developer <address@hidden>,
> Hi Matt,
> Right now, both 2.6.8 builds both CLtL1 and ANSI on my Ubuntu 12.10
> and WinXP, WinVista and Win7.
> 2.6.9 builds CLtL1 and ANSI on WinXP, but not yet on WinVista or Win7.
> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 3:22 PM, Matt Kaufmann <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Hi, Camm --
> > Should we expect 2.6.8 and 2.6.9 to support ANSI builds (i.e., using
> > configure option --enable-ansi)?
> > Thanks -
> > -- Matt
> > From: Camm Maguire <address@hidden>
> > Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:48:24 -0400
> > Greetings! The GCL team is happy to announce a pair of stable releases
> > at
> > ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gcl/gcl_2.6.8.tar.gz
> > and
> > ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gcl/gcl_2.6.9.tar.gz
> > Please also see the homepage and release notes at
> > http://www.gnu.org/software/gcl.
> > The 2.6.8 release represents several years worth of fixes and
> > enhancements, notably a great extension of GCL's native object file
> > relocation support.
> > 2.6.9 is released concurrently as it contains a number of structural
> > improvements which, while passing all our tests, may cause issues for
> > some people. These improvements are chiefly a two word cons, immediate
> > fixnum support, word sized fixnums (64bits on 64bit machines), and a
> > 'dynamic maxpage' implementation, which removes all compile time limits
> > to the heap size and auxiliary typing and marking tables. 2.6.9 will
> > attempt to manage the heap given the apparent constraints of the running
> > system, with the goal of eliminating allocation failures and handling
> > out of memory conditions in advance with a modicum of grace. As this
> > involves a runtime startup probe of brk, which has varying degrees of
> > significance in different operating systems, one might still experience
> > overallocation of memory (notably on hurd). In such cases,
> > gcl -eval '(si::set-log-maxpage-bound x)'
> > will limit the heap to 2^x bytes as a workaround.
> > All gcl, maxima, acl2, axiom, and hol88 builds and self tests pass for
> > the following platforms, with noted exceptions(*) itemized below:
> > debian: amd64 armel armhf hurd-i386 i386 ia64 kfreebsd-amd64
> > kfreebsd-i386 mips mipsel powerpc s390 s390x sparc
> > debian-ports: alpha hppa m68k powerpcspe ppc64 sh4 sparc64 x32
> > macosx, windows
> > *exceptions
> > 1) all systems use native object relocation by default now but ia64 and
> > ppc64, which use dlopen. Thus there is a typical limit of 1024 files
> > that can be loaded, and the current acl2 build exceeds this limit. As
> > this bound is runtime configurable with root access, this is not an
> > insurmountable obstacle.
> > 2) kfreebsd-i386 systems do not appear to allow one to brk more than
> > 500M of memory, and the acl2 certification process needs 1Gb. A
> > solution here is as yet unknown but may be forthcoming shortly.
> > 3) windows builds have been performed on win95. There is an as yet
> > unidentified runtime error running the 2.6.9 images on win7. More
> > information here will be forthcoming shortly.
> > Windows installers can be found at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gcl.
> > 4) macosx builds have been tested on snow leopard. More recent versions
> > appear to have a linker bug which prevents configure from detecting the
> > provided profil() routine. A workaround here should be to
> > echo "#undef NO_PROFILE >>h/config.h"
> > after configure and before make.
> > GCL has moved to the git version control system. The 2.6.8 and 2.6.9
> > branches and tags are identical in cvs and git. Henceforward,
> > modifications will be made to git only. As of the present writing, git
> > contains a merge of experimental into master, and a port of most 2.6.x
> > improvements into master. This will form the basis of a 2.7.0 release
> > sometime in the future.
> > For those unfamiliar with git:
> > git clone git://git.sv.gnu.org/gcl.git
> > cd gcl
> > git checkout master, or git checkout Version_2_6_9, etc.
> > cd gcl
> > ./configure && make
> > git can of course provide much more. I'm currently using Egg, an emacs
> > interface to git, with increasing success. Merging, logging, bisecting,
> > branching, and uploading appear much simpler. I recommend this tool to
> > would-be gcl contributors.
> > Feedback as always most welcome!
> > Take care,
> > --
> > Camm Maguire address@hidden
> > ==========================================================================
> > "The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens." -- Baha'u'llah
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