[gambit-list] Lack of Libraries/ FFI / Tutorials

Marc Feeley feeley at iro.umontreal.ca
Tue Dec 10 23:31:36 EST 2013

On Dec 10, 2013, at 10:48 AM, Tomas Möre <tomas.o.more at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everybody!
> I would like to start out by saying a thank you to Marc for making Gambit. It is an awesome piece of software! Keep up the good work!

You are welcome.

> But I would like to point on the lack of standard libraries for things such OpenGL, cocoa / the windows equivalent etc. (there are a few in the dumping grounds but they are incredibly outdated)
> Starting up using gambit has required a  great deal of self guided exploring and trickery. And I can not see any reason why it should not exist any kind of simple examples for beginners to look at.
> I do know that there are one to be found on the site however I find it a bit too "technical" for some people.
> To the question! 
> I had a little idea to ask you guys if any one you are interested in making a little development project to update the basic libraries needed.
> Maybe some of you already have such things and I encourage you to upload them to the dumping grounds! Sharing is caring! :) 
> I will start working on doing these things myself but I must admin I neither have enough time and experience to do a good job all by myself.

Many interesting things are being built with Gambit by some exceptional hackers.  I am optimistic that a community effort can produce some high quality libraries we can share.


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