[chuck] Developing chuck
gewang at CS.Princeton.EDU
Sun Oct 17 14:59:28 EDT 2004
On Sun, 17 Oct 2004, Scott Robert Ladd wrote:
> I'm playing with chuck 22.214.171.124 on Linux-based Pentium 4 and dual-Opteron
> systems. First of all, chuck is fascinating and entertaining.
> Please accept the following comments as an offer of assistance for
> improving chuck:
> 1) The current build system is very simple, but also very
> non-traditional and inflexible for a Unix environment. An autoconf build
> might be more effective, along the lines of
> ../configure --sound=alsa --prefix=/usr/local/bin
> make install
this is a very good idea - we wanted to do this but haven't gotten around
to it. if you want to contribute to this that would rock.
> 2) Chuck is sometimes balky (e.g., it can't find the sound card) on my
> Pentium 4, but it works fine most of the time. On my AMD64, I get the
> same segmentation fault mentioned by Mark Constable.
let's figure this out on chuck-dev.
> 3) During a build with -Wall -pedantic, I see quite a few warnings,
> ranging from portability problems to casting problems.
Ah, good idea!
> Are any of these issues something you are interested in having someone
> such as myself take a look at?
> If so, what is the best procedure for providing patches to chuck?
we roll in patches into CVS/release.
> Is the developer's mailing list working? I haven't seen any messages
it's working, and it's about to be used.
Thank you Scott for the constructive suggestions! We accept all.
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