Right now, after a long process, I have realized that Maxima from CVS does not build with ECL. Actually the automated build logs in http://ecls.sourceforge.net/logs_lib.html should have given me a clue but I came to think that the configuration was broken
The reason for this failure is that this version of Maxima assumes the existence of built in classes for single-float, double-float and others, which is not standard http://www.lispworks.com/documentation/HyperSpec/Body/04_cg.htm
This feature can be added to ECL, but it would be nice if people asked before breaking compatibility with arbitrary implementations.
I will try with version 20.1 to see whether I can reproduce the Cygwin problems.
On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 4:00 PM, Juan Jose Garcia-RipollThank you! I didn't realize that you had received his email.
> Yes, I got an email from William Stein about this. I am investigating this
> issue, but please understand that I am debugging this in an emulated Windows
> and already building ECL/cygwin takes half an hour. It is not that easy.