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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:51:52 -0500
>>>Greetings! Are solaris and or Windows (mingw and cygwin) targets of
>>>interest? If so, what AXIOM setting works here?
>> Solaris? Does that still exist? I don't have access to a Solaris box
>> anymore. I thought it sat in the corner with Multics and MVS. I would
>> have no idea how to set up the environment for it. Has anyone ported
>Not only Solaris does exist, it perceives a revival.
>The only problem is that neither GCL nor Axiom are useful there.
>ECL and FriCAS/OpenAxiom are.
I'm not sure what point you are trying to make.
Axiom has been run on Lisp/VM, Symbolics, Gold Hill, AIX, and DOS.
It isn't difficult to make it run anywhere but such porting efforts
take time away from the primary project goals.
Axiom's primary goal is to be well documented, easily maintained, and
easily modified. Axiom is a research effort aimed at teaching and new
If you need it to run on Solaris or Windows, there is no advantage in
using a native port. Axiom runs in Oracle's Virtualbox and in VMWare.
It is trivial to install VirtualBox for free.
If you install the xming server for Windows you can run Axiom
in the virtualbox and use x11 windows on the Windows desktop.
Given these tools it seems you can run Axiom without much effort.
You get the added benefit that GCL is optimized for running Axiom
so it runs faster in VirtualBox on GCL than on native ECL.