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Date: 2008-09-26 (17:12)
From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Teaching ocaml programming
On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 09:15:14AM -0700, Arthur Chan wrote:
> Btw, I wouldn't try to use OCaml with Ubuntu, or *any* recent language that
> has been in development.  Support is generally flaky.  The mainline OCaml
> that comes with Ubuntu is fine, but the gl+gtk support is broken.  The

FWIW, OCaml support in Debian is on the other hand quite good (or at
least that's what our users let us maintainers perceive), hence in
theory one can imaging using Ubuntu with legacy Debian OCaml packages.

I believe that out of the box that could be tricky to achieve if one has
already enabled Ubuntu universe (as there is no guarantee that the
versions in Debian will be considered by apt higher than those in
Ubuntu). Still, with pinning one can prioritize OCaml packages coming
from Debian.

Actually, if anyone find a good setup for that, it is worth a FAQ entry
somewhere (it will diminish the number of Ubuntu users complaining for
bad OCaml support).


Stefano Zacchiroli -*- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
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