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From: Sven <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Proselytizing
On Fri, Apr 19, 2002 at 09:58:44AM +0200, Xavier Leroy wrote:
> > I also tried to install camltk separately, but that was an
> > almighty mess (among other things, the configuration uses
> > obsolete macros to check for the existence of Cygwin, never
> > mind total confusion about what tools to use to make libraries,
> > and what suffixes different sorts of file should have.)
> > I am doing all this on Windows 2k, with some recent version
> > of Cygwin
> 
> Camltk is (for the time being) Unix-only.  Although Cygwin does heroic
> efforts to emulate Unix, it's not quite Unix and I'm not surprised
> that Camltk doesn't compile right out of the box under Cygwin.

So no ActiveDvi for windows, isn't it ? That it until the next release of
ocaml at least.

> I don't doubt that, but my experience (as a long-time Unix user who
> installed quite a bit of garbage of the kind you mention) is that
> installing Unix software on Windows machines, even with Cygwin, is
> often surprisingly hard.

Ok, i will stop trying to build camltk and advi on a windows box then, and use
my time more positively.

Friendly,

Sven Luther
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