[tlbuild] asymptote-2.56 in tl sources

John Bowman bowman at ualberta.ca
Thu Oct 10 00:17:46 CEST 2019

I think all that I need to do is distinguish again between cygwin and msdos
The cygwin build is treated just like a normal UNIX build (case *).
Does this patch work for you?

commit d59145980eb39a9d06faebdc7a0b40991a1903c9 (HEAD -> master,
origin/master, origin/HEAD)
Author: John Bowman <bowman at ualberta.ca>
Date:   Wed Oct 9 16:13:48 2019 -0600

    Distinguish between msdos and cygwin builds.

diff --git a/build-scripts/build-asymptote.dos
index 943c7ca0..b8755c75 100755
--- a/build-scripts/build-asymptote.dos
+++ b/build-scripts/build-asymptote.dos
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ fi
 ln -sf ../gc-$GC.tar.gz .
 ln -sf ../gc-$GC .
-make -n MSDOS=1 >& /dev/null || ./configure --enable-gc=$GC
--with-latex=/usr/local/share --with-context=/usr/local/share
+make -n MSDOS=1 >& /dev/null || ./configure OSTYPE=msdos --enable-gc=$GC
--with-latex=/usr/local/share --with-context=/usr/local/share
 rm -rf $BUILD
 mkdir -p $BUILD
 cp -a $HOME/dll/cygwin/*.dll $BUILD
diff --git a/configure.ac b/configure.ac
index 02092c84..32ce9d81 100644
--- a/configure.ac
+++ b/configure.ac
@@ -229,7 +229,7 @@ AC_ARG_ENABLE(gc-full-debug,

 INCL=$INCL" -I/usr/include/tirpc"

-if test "$OSTYPE" = "cygwin"; then
+if test "$OSTYPE" = "msdos"; then
 CPPFLAGS=$CPPFLAGS" -D__MSDOS__ -I/usr/include/w32api -I/usr/include
-DCALLBACK=__stdcall $INCL"
@@ -384,7 +384,7 @@ if test "x$enable_openimageio" = "xyes"; then

 case "$OSTYPE" in
-     cygwin)
+     msdos)

On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 2:53 PM John Bowman <bowman at ualberta.ca> wrote:

> Hi Ken,
> Actually, we have always used the win32api, not the X11 headers. All I did
> was simplify the build process
> to make it easier for others, avoiding the need to move /usr/include/GL
> out of the way.
> I'll look at your patch to see if there is a way to compile against X11; I
> don't have X11 installed in cygwin so it may take some work.
> Re: your glew additions: TeXLive has specifically requested that glew be
> explicitly compiled in, using the included glew.c source
> instead of the GLEW library.
> -- John
> On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 1:46 PM Ken Brown <kbrow1i at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10/6/2019 4:04 PM, Karl Berry wrote:
>> > John (Bowman) has made more efforts to ease the asymptote build. The
>> > current release (2.56) is in the TeX Live source tree now. If you have a
>> > chance, please try it. (But don't commit new binaries anywhere -- we
>> > won't update the released TL until next year.) --thanks, karl.
>> John,
>> Commit 05f68ab80e7caa521c967b32ba672fa58bcaae3c in the asymptote git repo
>> changed the Cygwin build to use the Win32 API instead of the POSIX API.
>> I
>> assume this was done for builds that use Cygwin as a tool for building an
>> MS-Windows asymptote, but it breaks the ordinary Cygwin build (both for
>> the
>> Cygwin distribution and for native TeX Live).
>> Can you make the two builds co-exist again?  I was able to do the
>> ordinary
>> Cygwin build by using the attached patch, but it probably breaks the
>> other use case.
>> Ken
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