[m-dev.] Almost ready to merge the update_boehm branch

Paul Bone paul at bone.id.au
Wed Sep 23 12:08:31 AEST 2015

On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 11:54:31AM +1000, Julien Fischer wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> On Wed, 23 Sep 2015, Paul Bone wrote:
> >I'm almost ready to merge the upgrade_boehm branch.
> >
> >Once it's merged you will need to use the prepare.sh script to prepare your
> >checkout before running configure (see below).
> Neither of the issues I raised here
> <http://www.mercurylang.org/list-archives/developers/2015-January/016237.html>
> appear to have been addressed.  prepare.sh will still attempt to create
> symbolic links on systems that don't support them.

Okay, I can fix that.

> Related to the above, is the new verison of the collector arranged in
> such a way that the source distribution will build on all systems?

Who knows?  I don't ahve all systems here.

Can someone test on OS X, I can try to test on a windows virtual machine but
I really don't know what the "correct" way to setup a development
environment on windows is.  So far I've been testing on Linux, I can also
test on FreeBSD.

> When I last looked at this branch there seemed to be a bunch of new tool
> dependencies, for example libtool.  Is this still the case?  If so, what
> are the new dependencies?

AFAIK libtool is the only dependency.  Keeping in mind that any extra
dependencies are only for building from git.  The source distribution orght
to be unaffected (which I will test this afternoon).

Paul Bone

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