September 18, 2002
ACL 6.2 Trial on OS X
Somehow I missed that Franz has made the trial version of ACL 6.2 available for OS X.
The rumor is that it doesn't work with emacs, but I'll have to try it tonight before I can confirm that.
Posted by jjwiseman at September 18, 2002 01:44 PM
The Franz download form was broken last night; I got it to work this morning though and am now awaiting the emailed download instructions.
(Will asked me yesterday if I'd gotten ACL to work with emacs in OS X yet, and I was like "Uh, you mean OpenMCL?" and he was like "No, I mean the downloadable ACL trial.")
It doesn't currently work under OSX 10.2 (Jaguar). It crashes as soon as you drop into the debugger. According to Franz, signal handling changed under 10.2 and they're currently working to fix the incompatibilities.
Yeah, I'm guessing the reported emacs trouble has to to do with 10.2 also.
I hope I don't lose too much cutting edge cred, but, I'm glad I havent' upgraded to 10.2 yet.
Franz now has a patch (essentially a dynamic library replacement) that allows ACL 6.2 to run under 10.2. available on their ftp server. So far the trial version seems to to run properly, though I really haven't had a chance to really exercise it hard.