updated for SML/NJ 110.72
[bpt/mlt.git] / BUILDING
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2 System requirements
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5 Compiling the mlt tool requires a "working version" of SML/NJ on a
6 POSIX system. It's best to use version 110.49 or later. Earlier
7 versions have incompatibilities, bugs, or both. You may have problems
8 with any version whatsoever, though, since this stuff uses some SML/NJ
9 compiler internals, and they may change often.
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13 Configuration
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16 Modify the parameters in settings as appropriate for your system.
18 These settings may be determined for you automatically by a fancy
19 configuration program in a future release.
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23 Building
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26 All sources may be built by running the 'build' script in this
27 directory. It does a clean re-build of all source files and stabilizes
28 all libraries produced. The build script is not appropriate for use
29 during development. Use the standard SML/NJ CM mechanisms if you are
30 changing the code and don't want to recompile everything each time.
32 The 'install' script installs the 'mlt' program to the BINDIR
33 specified in settings. You can also copy the generated mlt.conf file to
34 /etc or wherever else you specified for the DEFAULT setting.
36 [There is probably a better way to do this, but I haven't figured one
37 out yet.]