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More on Octave 2.1.36 for Windows

From: Agustin Barto
Subject: More on Octave 2.1.36 for Windows
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 19:01:12 -0300

I've been collecting the your responses to my "cry for help". The most common 
requests were:

1) To be able to choose the installation directory.
2) To change the icon.
3) Keep an eye con some problems with gnuplot for win32.

This is what I am right now:

1) Nsis can handle the selection of the directory and the modiciation of the 
registry according to the user request. Cygwin has no problem with spaces on 
the directory's name (in my case: "C:\Program Files\GNU Octave 2.1.36\" and 
"C:\Archivos de Programa\GNU Octave 2.1.36"). The problem is that Octave 
thinks that there are escape characters on that string so I can't use nsis to 
generate the correct octaverc. My options are
* Make a program to translate the paths and generate all the directory 
dependant files. (Peace of cake. I can do this in a couple of minutes and 
call it from within the nsis installer).
* To use another installer generator. It'll have to be able to translate the 
\s to /s.

2) I did a couple of prototypes with the Gimp last night. I still have to 
scale them and reduce the palette. Any contributions on this matter 
are welcome.

3) Some people told me that they had problems with the win32 version of 
gnuplot. I tried to recreate the situations and the problems didn't appear. 
Just in case I'll try to recompile gnuplot (the cygwin and the win32 

Thanks for the feedback. I'll send a new message as soon as I have this lil 
problems solved.

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