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Date: 2003-08-02 (03:44)
From: Alexander V. Voinov <avv@q...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] GODI available for download
Hi Jacques et al.

Jacques Garrigue wrote:

> I have two questions concerning godi itself:
>  - is it a good idea to use a small tgz by package?
>    we might en up with lots of them!
>    personnally I would rather go for updating directly from a CVS
>    repository, and eventually distribute a big tgz containing all
>    instruction corresponding to a specific version of ocaml.
>    but you may have your reasons.

If there is a way to [interactively] select components to install, with all 
dependences transitively added, a one big package may be better. (bandwidths are 
wide and our disks get larger, nowadays...)

>  - what about windows? Do you think it is reasonnable to have a binary
>    distribution of godi with all the necessary commands (not depending
>    on cygwin)? Or a distribution on top of cygwin.
>    Not depending on cygwin would be a big plus for occasional users.

It would be a big plus to have a binary installation, not depending on cygwin. 
Though my main development platform is u*x, I found that it is quite easy and 
straighforward to develop apps with MSVC and OCaml. (that is the chance that you 
deadly need cygwin to port your app to win32 is less than one would expect.)


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