[opam-devel] OPAM on Native Windows - Status update

Gabriel Scherer gabriel.scherer at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 12:45:25 BST 2015

Could you provide more information on what changes/fixes you need from
upstream? By looking at the slides I see that you mention

Are both equally important? Is it easy to workaround not having them, or a
deal-breaker for your work? Which other upstream issues would you need

On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 1:31 PM, David Allsopp <dra-news at metastack.com>

> As previously mentioned, I've been devoting a little time to porting the
> master branch of OPAM to work on native Windows (i.e. in a Command or
> PowerShell Prompt rather than in Cygwin).
> I had the chance to sync with a few people in Cambridge at the end of
> August, and as a result a few of us had a presentation/discussion at
> Microsoft Research Cambridge yesterday about the work I've done so far and
> what still needs doing. The (PDF) slides from my talk are available at
> http://1drv.ms/1QeD746
> I refer in the slides to various things where Proof-of-Concept (PoC) work
> has been done, and I've now shared these on GitHub at
> https://github.com/dra27/opam-experiments
> I mention at the end that the port is not particularly exciting at this
> stage, as you can only get as far as a not terribly polished opam init. My
> plan is by mid-October to have opam config env working so that we have a
> very, very pre-alpha "release" which may be able to install some packages
> into the system switch only.
> Anyone is of course welcome to try building what's on the windows branch in
> the meantime, and I'm very happy to provide assistance/receive bug reports
> on the build process so far. There's documentation on the detailed
> requirements for the build environment in README.md (see
> https://github.com/dra27/opam/blob/windows/README.md#compiling-on-native-win
> dows)
> I have also shared my OneNote scribblings and notes on the port at
> http://1drv.ms/1QeDkV0 (opens in OneNote Online). Please be aware that
> this
> document contains paged-out portions of my brain, which is both a
> highly-disorganised place and also sometimes expresses opinions more
> strongly than are necessary!
> Continuing towards the OCaml/OPAM Windows Dream...
> David
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