On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <juanjose.garciaripoll@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 9:10 PM, bob <bobatnet@gmail.com> wrote:
I dont have any experience in nmake. I have got the latest ecl from CVS (12.7.1) and am trying to build ecl using both VS 2010 express and VS 2008 (x64 and x86) (Win7) but am getting this error:

As a rule of thumb, avoid CVS if possible. The main repository is the one based on git. The one based on CVS is synced more or less automatically but the process tends to fail quite often

I am able to compile from the CVS on a windows XP box without any problems. I guess it must be something with windows.

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makefile(5) : fatal error U1023: syntax error in expression
NMAKE : fatal error U1077: '"c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\
VC\BIN\nmake.exe"' : return code '0x2'

No idea. I just built my copy of ECL in a Windows Server 2008 without problems, using both Visual Studio Express 2010 and Microsoft's SDK, which also comes with a compiler. Both have nmake and none of them caused problems.
Also, am trying to build ecl-docs but cant find the xmlto package under windows. Do you have any substitute for it or any other instructions to build it in windows ?

I am not an XML savvy and I am just using the tool that comes with OS X. There might be other xsl processors around, though.

But... why don't you install cygwin? I install it even if I don't use it to build ECL so often, just because of the tools: rsync, ssh, xmlto...

Ya cygwin is the way to go !! thanks. 

Now that I have a compiled ECL 12.7.1, I configure it with the latest slime  and emacs. But I get a continuous error: SWANK:wait-for-input and the debug trace goes on increasing.

Also, could you guys please give an indication or put up a tutorial somewhere as to how to make slime work in the best way with ecl ?


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