[R-SIG-Mac] Re: R on Tiger
stefano.iacus at unimi.it
Fri Dec 3 08:10:44 CET 2004
On Dec 3, 2004, at 2:54 AM, Bill Northcott wrote:
> Just a few quick thoughts on this discussion.
> 1. Please don't discuss Tiger on a public mail list. Apple get very
> touchy about public discussion of stuff under NDAs. It ends up with
> them getting more secretive.
you are right. But we said nothing more than what is public (it's a
fact that apple ships aqua tcltk and gcc 3.5).
And I think it's good to know that R builds on Tiger too. But
discussing the non public APIs is not good, I agree.
Thanks for all the other hints Bill.
> 2. What used to be gcc-3.5 has been renamed gcc-4.0. It is the same
> code only the name has been changed.
> 3. If you want Fortran, it is very easy to pull Apple sources from
> the cvs at the FSF web site http://gcc.gnu.org. Just use one of the
> apple-ppc-4XXX tags. To see which one is the latest look at the
> webcvs first. All the tags appear in the popup at the bottom of the
> web cvs pages.
> To build Fortran just change the list of languages in the build_gcc
> script. You will also need GMP and MPRF libraries. Google will find
> them and they build without mods on Panther.
> Finally if you just want a binary, apart from Gaurav Kanna's excellent
> site, there is a gcc-4.0 binary built last week from tag
> apple-ppc-4020 on my web site for Swarm on MacOS X binaries at
> http://banking.web.unsw.edu.au/w.northcott . This binary package
> includes GFortran, libffi and libobjc-gnu (GNU Objective-C runtime)
> which are not part of a normal Apple build.
> Bill Northcott
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