[Maxima] Fork of maxima for make it more embeddable.
ferriste at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 07:39:09 CST 2012
About the problem of ccl and sse2 there was a discussion on the list some
time ago, and the solution was to condinue with the distribution of an
installer based on gcl (or any lisp with no need for sse2, indeed).
This is a problem to think about: users with such old pcs are not so
negligible in number (for a statistic, I am one of them with an old Sempron
2800+), moreover I don't see why some users should be excluded if there are
other lisps as valid options.
Sorry for going OT from the original argument of the discussion.
2012/1/8 Raymond Toy <toy.raymond at gmail.com>
> On 1/8/12 1:58 PM, Barton Willis wrote:
> > maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu wrote on 01/08/2012 03:39:36 PM:
> >> Sure, but we haven't really done that yet. Ccl seems to work pretty
> >> well on Windows and didn't someone already do a windows installer with
> >> ccl? Perhaps it's time to drop support for gcl?
> > Yes, Andrej Vodopivec built a Maxima installer for windows + ccl; see,
> > for example:
> > http://www.math.utexas.edu/pipermail/maxima/2011/024381.html
> > Two problems:
> > (1) CCL uses the /SSE2 instruction set. This will be a problem for
> > older computers./
> > (2) Last I tried, the 32 bit CCL has a bug that creates one test suite
> > failure.
> > I'd guess the CCL developers would fix (2) if we could isolate the
> > problem.
> > Problem (1) is harder--I've been know to use old computers.
> I have some old machines, but only one does not have sse2. And that
> machine is so old and slow (1.2 GHz I think) that I don't even want to
> use it anymore. I need to take it to the Great Computer Recycling
> Center someday.
> I'll try to isolate the test suite failure since I do sometimes use
> 32-bit ccl.
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