orange2c and its accompanying libraries are intended to be as platform independant as possible. portability of course is limited by the approach to compile orange source code to C. even though C is a fairly widely available language, the diversity in system runtime libraries and language feature sets is stunning. therefore both the compiler and the base libraries are written with portability in mind. neverthelesse the degree of portability depends on a number of facts:
Supported (tested) platforms and known issues
the (current) release (0.4.0) has been build and tested on following systems:
Linux Debian 2.2 (x86)
main development platform is linux debian 2.2 (x86). running and compiling on this platforms should be straightforward. compiling and running on other linux/x86 distributions should raise no special problems. boehm's garbage collector libraries is available pre-compiled and pre-packaged on most distributions.
FreeBSD 4.4 and 4.5-STABLE (x86)
compiling and running both compiler and library raise no problemm, but one has to use GNU make instead of the native make utility. either versions 5.3 and 6.0 of boehm's garbage collector library has been tested, however it seems that thread support is limited in the gc, as the gc's documentation tells.
SunOS 5.8 (sparc) / Solaris 2.8
Compiling and running tools and libraries is straightforward. boehm's garbage collector version 6.0 has been tested.
BeOS 5 (x86)
Earlier versions used to compile and run under this platform, but since thread support has been added to the runtime kernel, the current kernel code doesn't compile. boehm's garbage collector is no prolem though.