[Maxima] Installation of maxima-5.9.2 on Mac OS X
gwright at comcast.net
Mon Feb 20 08:26:59 CST 2006
I used the late 1.0.5 releases and 1.0.6. I'd be happy to try again.
Under darwinports, it's easy to make 'variants' so maxima could build
with clisp, sbcl or openmcl, at the user's choice. Recent releases
of SBCL seem to be very reliable on OS X, once some of the build
problems were fixed.
At the moment, I understand that gcl is broken on OS X.
Should I try sbcl and openmcl with maxima 5.9.2 and report the
results to the list?
On Feb 19, 2006, at 10:37 PM, Andrey G. Grozin wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Feb 2006, Gregory Wright wrote:
>> Note that I switched back to clisp because while maxima worked with
>> openmcl, the maxima + openmcl combination did not work with TeXmacs.
>> TeXmacs seems to be the favored front end for maxima on OS X.
>> (I also was able to build maxima under SBCL and had similar
>> problems with maxima + SBCL + TeXmacs.) The problems with
>> TeXmacs seem to reflect the slight differences in socket handling
>> in the different dialects, since TeXmacs talks to maxima through a
> Unfortunately, I have no access to any Mac. It would be interesting
> to understand what goes wrong.
> By the way, what version of TeXmacs do you use? Until recently,
> there were problems with running maxima/sbcl and maxima/cmucl from
> TeXmacs on Linux. Now they are fixed, and the interface works OK
> with gcl, clisp, sbcl, and cmucl (I cannot test openmcl because it
> runs on Macs only).
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