From: Robert Dodier <robert.dodier@gm...> - 2006-09-16 23:06:38
I am interested to find out if Maxima can run on sbcl / Windows.
For comparison, sbcl on Linux can run Maxima without any problems.
I have installed sbcl 0.9.13 from http://random-state.net/tmp/
which was the most recent Windows binary that I could find.
If there is a newer one I'll be interested to hear about it.
The Windows box in question is running Windows XP SP 2.
I find that sbcl can compile Maxima 184.108.40.206rc4 (most recent
release candidate) by mostly following the instructions in
(although the stuff about saving the core image and executing
it needs to be spelled out).
I can execute sbcl with the maxima.core file specified, and I
get a Maxima prompt. So far, so good. However there are
two problems at this point.
(1) Typing an input provokes
"The function SB-UNIX:UNIX-FAST-GETRUSAGE is undefined."
I believe this is called because Maxima wants to get timing info
for each input/output pair.
(2) (interactive-stream-p *standard-input*) provokes
"The value 64 is not of type BIT."
It turns out that is called from the display code.
It appears that a lot of things work, so that is very good,
although I haven't run the entire test suite, just some parts of it.
Any advice about (1) and (2) would be very helpful.