Anyone ever tried the install? I don't know if
that will give you ideas for a one touch install.

On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 10:10 AM, František Fuka <> wrote:

> I think that "adding PPA repository to my system" is not much easier than
> "downloading Picolisp source and compiling it". You and I can do both.
> Unskilled users will struggle with both. We need a method for unskilled
> users that allows them just to download a file, click something, maybe type
> a line or two --- and have a fully working Picolisp installation as a
> result. The question of self-updating installed Picolisp (the advantage PPA
> has over self-compiling) is not relevant for theses users, IMHO.
> On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 6:54 PM, Bruno Franco <
> > wrote:
>> As for ubuntu, maybe you could make a Personal Package Archive (PPA). Its
>> lets you make your own packages that can be downloaded by users using
>> apt-get. Its as easy as downloading the normal packages, but the user must
>> manually add the repository.
>> Here's a useful link:
>> It would be more work than having the ubuntu team providing the package
>> in the official repositories, and I think you would have to make a new
>> package for every version of ubuntu you want to support. But its also the
>> only way to make sure that users get the most recent version of the
>> software. As Edgaras said, ubuntu is bad at keeping up with the newest
>> releases.
>> I'm personally ok with compiling picolisp myself. But I know I wouldn't
>> have tried it if it had not been available as a package from ubuntu.
>> As Dean said, if there's anything we can do, let us know.
>> On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 10:31 AM, Alexander Burger <>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi Dean,
>>> > Assuming that Wine packages are more numerous than
>>> could do
>>> > a native Windows version in Powerbasic for Wine. Not only would this up
>>> Well, but then we can go as well with ErsatzLisp, the Java version of
>>> PicoLisp.
>>> A full PicoLisp doesn't yet run on Windows, as PicoLisp needs a POSIX
>>> runtime
>>> environment. Might be possible in the future with Joe's midipix port.
>>> > I smiled when I saw your reasons for moving from C to asm because
>>> > Powerbasic does ALIGN etc in it's stride without needing to drop down
>>> to
>>> > it's industrial strength built in assembler.
>>> Aligning is not so much a problem. But can you control the stack layout,
>>> condition codes (carry flag etc.) and multiple function entry points in
>>> Powerbasic? Or do natice calls to external C functions in a completely
>>> dynamic
>>> way. All this is not even possible in C.
>>> > I'd prefer to work in 64 bit asm but would be very happy to assist you
>>> in
>>> > any way I can to see Picolisp do well as I'm sure others would be.
>>> Whatever
>>> > you decide just let us know how we can help. I'm very new to Picolisp
>>> but
>>> > can already see that it's much too good not to do well.
>>> Thanks for the feedback! Let's see what happens. For Ubuntu 17.04 it is
>>> probably
>>> too late by now.
>>> ♪♫ Alex
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