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- Subject: Re: Re: package proposal
- From: Thatcher Ulrich <tu@...>
- Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 18:55:41 -0400
On Sep 22, 2004 at 11:43 +0100, Jamie Webb wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 12:47:33AM +0300, Asko Kauppi wrote:
> > The source approach (if hidden well, like Fink and Gentoo do it) would
> > work well, especially since luac-compiled code is highly version
> > dependent. If modules use it (and are binary distributed), they very
> > much themselves to a certain version.
> Yeah, that's fine for Lua sources, but I'm not sure how well it would
> work for C. Perl is very much a UNIX thing, and Lua much less so, I
> believe. I've never tried CPAN under Windows, but I'm guessing it must
> require Cygwin for that?
Hm, I think it must grab binaries. Not sure.
> Seems like a Lua solution should work well
> regardless of the development environment. That probably means
> providing three options:
> 1) Grab a binary if one is available for your system
> 2) Build using UNIX tools (and maybe have a go at VC++?)
> 3) Externalise the sources for a self-build (also desirable for
> people who want to link statically).
I was thinking about the same problem. This may be insane, but
another option is:
4. Download a known version of mingwin to a private spot, and use that
to compile sources
Honestly I think 1) is the most practical.