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From: alice hartley <akh-WP2X+eI627Q <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: Re: digitool (MCL) / clozure (OpenMCL)
Newsgroups: gmane.lisp.mcl.general
Date: Friday 12th October 2007 00:15:01 UTC (over 10 years ago)
MCL 5.2 will soon be released as on open source project.
It is Unicode based. It is PPC only.
Perhaps this release will enable some combination of financial
and engingeering resources to provide an Intel implementation.
  Alice

On Oct 11, 2007, at 1:22 PM, Doug Currie wrote:

> On Thursday, October 11, 2007 Sandro Pedrazzini wrote:
>
>> We simply have quite a lot of code written for MCL that we are now
>> forced to use on a G4 machine and that we would like to simply
>> compile and use with the new Mac OSs and HWs.
>> Isn't  this a need of many of us?
>> The rest can come.
>
> This is my problem as well. We have clients and new funded business
> opportunities, but much of our code is in MCL, and lack of support for
> *any* shipping workstation is a deal breaker. The farther any new UI
> toolkit strays from the MCL API the more costly it will be for us to
> port, and the less likely it will make business sense.
>
> My company (Flavors Technology, Inc.) helped fund the port of MCL from
> 68k to PPC over ten years ago (http://digitool.com/history.html).
We
> remain interested in exploring whether doing this again for the port of
> MCL to x86 based Macs or PCs would help make this come about (sooner).
>
> e
>
> -- Doug Currie, CTO
> Parallel Simulation Technology LLC
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