[opam-devel] OPAM on Windows (1.3 Roadmap)

Peter Zotov whitequark at whitequark.org
Wed Nov 5 18:11:12 GMT 2014

On 2014-11-05 21:06, David Allsopp wrote:
> But unless you guarantee that all 700/800 packages in OPAM do the same
> thing, at some point you will need a "real" environment - make, patch,
> m4, etc (you can't even get as far as findlib without m4) and
> ocamlopt's need for a C compiler, or at least an assembler, is never
> far away - and the two MSVC ports will *always* require you to install
> the Windows SDK separately to get the Microsoft assembler (I don't
> think packaging that in other setups is permitted under the licence).

While I agree with the rest, the fact that ocamlfind depends on m4
is ridiculous. I should patch it out sometimes.

Peter Zotov

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