On Apr 1, 2011, at 22:02, Juho Snellman <jsnell@iki.fi> wrote:

The traditional SBCL stance has been the opposite: we have no idea of what distributors do to the packages or even know they aren't doing the right thing (from the SBCL perspective). Distro-specific customizations can make it hard to interpret bug reports or help users. So the basic recommendation has been for users to either use an "official" binary or build from source. 

That makes sense, thanks.

Any thoughts on offering "official experimental" binary distributions for features we want to test?

I'd be happy to upload sb-thread versions of the solaris and darwin ports for users to experiment with, but these are clearly not stable enough to be the default (and are not the default yet when building from source). 


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