Saturday, 11 July 2009

Status Update 3

I thought I had better post an update. There is a bunch of applications I am compiling / researching / testing at the moment:
  • wxMaxima is re-compiled for the latest version of maxima and undergoing test; should be ready in three days (I do need a day off every now and again!).
  • genius is well and truly on my radar.......still!
  • I have put texmacs on hold for now. Perhaps I will find time to return to it to sort out the performance issues! It ran soooooooooo slooooooowwwwwwlllllyyyyy! It wasn't even funny!
  • r, and octave were temporarily stalled for the lack of a FORTRAN compiler. I now have three plans for updating these! There is apparently a cross-compiler image with a FORTRAN compiler included....and I still have two fallback plans should the cross-compile fail! However, these are compiles likely o be winter projects as they could get a bit involved, so don't hold your breath quite yet!
  • I still have an on-going battle with scigraphica. I am struggling to get the python numarray package compiled. Again, I have now figured out a possible plan of attack, and remain cautiously optimistic that I can get it to work - but this will take time since it requires changing the source code. The problem surrounds the handling of floating point exceptions.
  • grace has been put to one side for now. I ran into huge problems compiling the cephes package. Although I am not optimistic about this, I would like to feel it is possible. The application itself was an easy compile - as ever it is the 'other-bits' that cause the problems!
  • I have not looked at scilab yet, but am aware that it is a big - big job, and if I can get it compiled, it will not be the absolute latest.
  • I have imaxima and auctex for emacs almost ready for posting, along with an update to jan Poland's previously posted teTeX package.
  • xcas appears to be coming along nicely, although I have run into some problems with fltk! Still, I think these are resolvable problems....
That's about it for now....check back soon for some of these updated applications.

1 comment:

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