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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [OT] Attempting to build classlibs on a Mac
Date Wed, 10 Jan 2007 15:01:45 GMT

On Jan 10, 2007, at 8:34 AM, Alexei Zakharov wrote:

> Alex :

>> In any case, when compiling this on a Mac, it was
>> falling over in the Ant build looking for an "excludes.Mac OS
>> X.ppc.ibm" file. I had to copy one of the existing ones over just to
>> move past that hurdle.
>
> This is because nobody else was trying to run tests on Mac. In your
> case you just need to create an empty file with such name if you want
> to run SegmentTest. BTW we need to add such files (probably as well as
> "excludes.Mac OS X.x86.ibm" "excludes.Mac OS X.x86.drlvm") to every
> module if we want to run tests under MacOS.

That's going to be a barrier for people.  Can we be optimistic rather  
than pessimistic, and change the build to use, in the absence of the  
specific platform file, a "generic" or "base" exclude list?

(We talked about this a while ago, I think...)

geir



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