Re: [Maxima] Future of maxima
>>>>> "Camm" == Camm Maguire <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Camm> Is there any interest in forming a group to continue the development
Camm> and maintenance of maxima? I for one would certainly be interested in
Richard Stallman has asked for volunteers for a new maintainer for gcl
Camm> helping. My qualifications are: Ph.D. in theoretical physics (and the
Camm> skills in mathematics pertaining thereunto :-)), fluent programming in
Camm> C, years of experience with Linux development tools, maintain Debian
Camm> maxima package. Unfortunately, I currently have little ability in
Camm> Lisp, and am not very familiar with the maxima code base.
Camm> Anyone else interested? It would seem that Lisp programmers and
Camm> experienced Maxima/Macsyma users would be in high demand. If it would
Camm> be helpful, we might even avail ourselves of sourceforge.net, and
Camm> announce elsewhere.
I am willing to help with maxima, but don't think I can give it the
time it needs. I'd basically keep maxima running on cmucl and/or
clisp. Perhaps some changes to various other parts when bugs are
encountered. Currently, I was thinking of adding some more support
for elliptic functions and integrals.
But in any case, what better way to honor his memory than to keep
maxima (and gcl) well?