Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of SystemRequirements


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Mar 10, 2009, 11:44:34 PM (11 years ago)
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  • SystemRequirements

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     1= System Requirements =
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     3== Hardware Dependencies ==
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     5=== 32-bit x86 ===
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     732-bit x86 versions of Clozure CL depend on the presence of the SSE2 instruction set extensions.  Most ia32 hardware manufactured and sold in the last several years supports SSE2 (all Apple Intel-base Macs do, for instance), but there are some exceptions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSE2 contains lists of CPUs that support SSE2 (as well as some of the more notable exceptions.)
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     9=== PowerPC ===
     10There are no known hardware compatibility issues.
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     12=== 64-bit x86 ===
     13There are no known hardware compatibility issues.
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     15== Operating System ==
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     17=== OS X/Darwin ===
     18All PPC and x86 versions CCL 1.3 should work on OSX 10.4.x and 10.5.x.  (Older OS releases aren't supported.)
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     20=== !FreeBSD ===
     21x86 (32- and 64-bit) versions of CCL 1.3 should work on FreeBSD 6.x and 7.x.  See PlatformNotes for FreeBSD-specific issues.
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     23=== Linux ===
     24Because of the nature of Linux distributions, it's difficult to give precise version numbers; in general, a "fairly modern" (no more than 2 or three years old) kernel and C library are more likely to work well than older versions.  In some cases, if the distributed version of the CCL kernel doesn't work on a particular Linux release because of library version issues, it may be possible to build a working version by recompiling the kernel on that Linux release.
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     26Memory-management policies in recent PPC Linux distributions may require workarounds; see PlatformNotes for details.
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     28--- Solaris ===
     29All development and testing of CCL for Solaris has been done on !OpenSolaris (Solaris 11); it's not known if CCL works on older OS releases
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     31=== Windows ===
     3232- and 64-bit versions of CCL should work on Windows XP and Vista (at least.)  See WindowsNotes for Windows-specific issues.
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     34== Feedback ==
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     36I (gb) think that the information is accurate; corrections, clarifications, and additions are all welcome.
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