[Openmcl-devel] 32bit system

Andrew Shalit alms at clozure.com
Mon Jun 16 20:42:50 UTC 2008

On Jun 16, 2008, at 3:45 PM, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> However, I see little use to declaring something open source if you're
> not open to contributions.... Maybe Clozure Associates doesn't expect
> any because nobody came forward yet??? Ofcourse, looking at your
> reaction, this now may have turned into a self-fulfilling prophesy...

Mea culpa.  CCL has grown a lot in the last couple of years, and our  
infrastructure has gone through a lot of changes.  We haven't yet set  
up a contribs directory or documented the contribution process, but  
that doesn't mean we don't want contributions.  It's in our plans to  
make this clearer moving forward.

That said, there are stages in the software development process where  
contributions are not necessarily helpful. As Gary pointed out, the 32- 
bit Intel port is publicly accessible if you really want to have a  
look (hint: http://svn.clozure.com/publicsvn/openmcl/branches).  We  
haven't announced it because we think it's really not ready for people  
to use, and at this point we think comments would be more distracting  
than helpful.  But once it's more useable, we will be very interested  
in feedback, and because it's open source people will also be able to  
send in fixes for bugs that they find.  It would be great to see that  

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