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Date: 2004-03-20 (20:09)
From: brogoff@s...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar
On Sat, 20 Mar 2004, Gerd Stolpmann wrote:
> On Sam, 2004-03-20 at 14:07, Dmitry Bely wrote:
> > Do you know if anybody tried to build GODI under Windows? Is it
> > theoretically possible? If not, GODI can hardly be considered as a _standard_
> > solution to distribute Ocaml packages...
> There is a development version that almost works on the Cygwin port.
> This means it bootstraps, and it can build various packages, but there
> are some Windows-specific problems with file locking that must still be
> solved. I hope I can do this soon.

I haven't done any serious Windows programming in several years, but when I
did, building on Windows implicitly meant "with the MS toolchain" and
emphatically *not* with Cygwin, MinGW, etc.

Certainly, a Cygwin or MinGW port is a good step, but unless the Windows world
has changed, not having a Windows GODI in the sense I describe above will
be a hindrance to acceptance.

-- Brian

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