> From: maxima-bounces@...
> [mailto:maxima-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Juan
> Jose Garcia-Ripoll
> On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 7:53 PM, Robert Dodier
> <robert.dodier@...> wrote:
> > At present ECL builds Maxima via ASDF. We should figure out how to
> > build Maxima using the existing autoconf/automake machinery, either
> > by launching ASDF from a makefile or modifying maxima.system
> > (for defsystem) to build Maxima w/ ECL.
> Well, if we can figure out how things are built right now, then we can
> probably update it to work with ASDF. I presume the makefile calls a
> lisp with the appropriate lisp file, which in this case is
> maxima-build or so. I do not hink this will be a great problem.
Maxima isn't built with ASDF right now, but for ECL it *is* built with
It is adviced to move ASDF logic to defsystem file (./src/maxima.system)
and to "./configure.in"
> Perhaps a bit more troublesome is the issue of the merge. If new files
> have been introduced, or new dependencies were stablished between the
> different files, this might break the current ASDF file.
> > I really know very little about
> > the various build tools, so I would really, really welcome
> anyone who
> > can provide suitable patches.
I'm not familiar with configure.in, but simply copying logic from other
lisp implementation (e.g."clisp") should work, isn't it?