[Maxima] planning to tag 5.14 release branch circa Dec 2
gildea at pobox.com
Fri Nov 23 19:55:04 CST 2007
The maxima distribution already includes a couple .el files,
without .elc versions. Some rpms include the .elc files,
and put them in the standard emacs directories, which maxima's
install procedure does not. Imaxima's install procedure compiles
.el to .elc by running emacs.
Imaxima requires the breqn package, so it won't work out of the box
for most people even if they have latex and emacs installed.
I think we can address this by having imaxima give an informative
error message if breqn is missing.
The file imaxima.lisp will need to be modified to replace
mstringp with stringp for the upcoming release of maxima.
For reasons like this, it seems like it would be a good idea
to maintain imaxima as part of the maxima distribution.
On Wed, November 21, 2007 at 9:19AM, Robert Dodier wrote:
> On 11/20/07, Daniel Gildea wrote:
> > May I suggest including imaxima in the maxima distirbution?
> OK by me. It is GPL v2 so it is the same license as Maxima,
> no problem there. It is not very big. The only question I have
> at this point is to what extent the compiled .elc files are portable.
> Can we arrange for make to build the .elc files and package them
> with the rest of Maxima? I assume the answer is yes but I really
> know almost nothing about Emacs.
> Robert Dodier
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