[CM] CM newbie looking for working .CMs for Lisp
Thu, 23 Oct 2003 09:32:03 -0500
> Aha. I did do that when I saw it in the install notes. Maybe I should
> try again without that. I misunderstood that to be necessary to use
If there is anything that is unclear in the installation notes please
let me know. I assme you read the install.html file at sourceforge
(http://commonmusic.sf.net/doc/install.html) Im asking because I have
to make sure that a new person can read the directions and build the
application without problem. I am debating if the CD for the book
should include canned CM binaries or if I should tell people to
download and build. I would like to do the former, bu,t for example, i
cant gurantee that a linux binary will run on a given machine without
also providing all the requred libs. So then i have to worry about
different redhat versions, debian version and on an on.
So if i tell people to build from sources it has to be a simple
process that someone with no understanding of Lisp can do.
Unfortunately, based on the email i get, it seems that my current build
process is difficult for new people -- I cant assume that people can
start a lisp up and the type "(load "/foo/bar/cm-2.4.0/src/cm.lisp")".
Maybe I need an install.sh script or a ./configure or something.