[m-dev.] Mercury's "Time to Hello World"

Julien Fischer jfischer at opturion.com
Tue Mar 26 15:17:04 AEDT 2013

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Peter Schachte
<schachte at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:

> OTOH, many of my students were put off by having to build Mercury.
> When Julien built a Windows install package, that made a big difference to
> student acceptance for most students.  Perhaps rather than improving the
> build-from-tarball process, the time would be better spent putting together
> MAC OS, debian, and red hat package building processes to go with your
> Windows one.

I agree (and said as much in another recent thread).  Mind you, lots of people
request packages for platforms x, y and z; those volunteering to
create and maintain
such packages are (unforunately) rather more scarce ...


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