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Re: [RFC] Moving to Guile 2.2 and away from GUB

From: Jonas Hahnfeld
Subject: Re: [RFC] Moving to Guile 2.2 and away from GUB
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2021 12:55:42 +0100
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Am Samstag, dem 27.11.2021 um 12:43 +0100 schrieb Jan Nieuwenhuizen:
> Carl Sorensen writes:
> Hi,
> > I think GUB was a great idea, but it has proven difficult to maintain.
> > And the creator of GUB (Jan), has indicated that he thinks it is not
> > worth continuing to work on.  So GUB has been a dead man walking for
> > some time.
> FWIW, Han-Wen is the initial author of GUB
> in an effort to combine the Darwin and MinGW cross build
> scripts/makefiles.
> But yeah, some 5 years ago
> I already proposed using GNU Guix, making use of its excellent cross
> build system and creation of universal binaries.

The problem is there is no such thing as cross-compilation for recent
macOS, it's simply not allowed by Apple. I have never deeply looked
into GNU Guix, but from my understanding it's a general solution that
will probably involve dynamic libraries, again getting us into all
sorts of trouble that I've demonstrated can be avoided.


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