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Date: 2008-07-16 (08:57)
From: MichaŽl_GrŁnewald <michael.grunewald@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: thousands of CPU cores
Gerd Stolpmann wrote:

> Well, there's now SFU for Windows (but only for XP Professional and
> Windows 2003, not for XP Home and Vista, AFAIK). That's a cool solution
> when you want to run Win32 and POSIX programs on the same system, and
> maybe an alternative to using virtualization. But it is nothing for
> developing consumer programs on Windows.
> Btw, has something tried to compile O'Caml on SFU? It's a 230M free
> download. There seems to be gcc and lots of GNU stuff, too (yes, it's
> from MS...).

I did this a few monthes ago, I followed the NetBSD way, since SFU is 
supported by NetBSD's `pkgsrc'. This was really *easy*, thanks to the 
efforts of the `pkgsrc' maintainers. However, I did not play that much 
with the system, my point was to test SFU by running very Unix-oriented 
and complex proecdures in it.

for general information about NetBSD's pkgsrc; Microsoft SFU is refered 
to as Interix here, e.g. in the ``Supported Platforms'' section.

The `pkgsrc' software is a port infrastructure similar to what is found 
on *BSD and MacPorts, if you have used one of them, you certainly will 
feel comfortable with `pkgsrc'. Documentation for `pkgsrc' is available 
at, besides the introduction, see 
especially sections 3.2 (Bootstrapping) and 4.2 (Installing ports), it 
shall be enough to get started!