source-only release candidate
ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Thu Sep 25 11:19:16 EDT 2003
On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 10:05:11PM -0700, Mark P Jones wrote:
> You've mentioned before that you don't have a machine to try doing the
> windows builds yourself. And I'm afraid I don't have the time (or, it
> would seem, the technical skill) to do this any more.
> Is somebody else looking Windows builds? I was surprised that this "release
> candidate" doesn't build under Windows, and I'm certainly hoping that this
> can be fixed in the release.
It's not (just) the lack of a machine -- we don't have anyone with the
time and expertise to do it. As near as I can tell no one has done a
Windows build for months. It's a miserable situation, but we can't delay
a release for non-Windows users forever. Any volunteers would be welcome.
> PS. One problem in both the cygwin and msc cases was the use of the symbol
> "CONTEXT" in parser.y/parser.c and input.c, which clashes with a standard
> symbol in the windows libraries. I suggest renaming it to CTXT (if you
> like, PREDICATES is probably available instead).
> (I'm not at all convinced the other changes I made were correct or
> effective, so I'll spare you the details.)
Please don't. Anything is better than nothing.
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