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RE: Octave for Windows

From: Julian DeMarchi
Subject: RE: Octave for Windows
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 08:20:21 -0400

FWIW Perhaps we should move this conversation to octave-sources or 

-----Original Message-----
From: Agustin Barto [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 11:14 PM
To: address@hidden
Subject: Re: Octave for Windows

Most of my problems come from octave-forge and not Octave itself. Static
building is a mess and I always have to figure out what to do whenever a
new version is released. If I had an easy way to do this, that would be
REALLY nice.

Other issues like the latest stable atlas that compiles only on gcc2.95,
building a full featured gnuplot (with ttf, jpeg, png, etc.), choosing
an editor of octave code (Sorry, I love emacs, but it's too big) are
relatively easy to solve.

There's a lot to be done with the installer itself, but NSIS is
incredibly flexible and well documented, so that's not really a problem.

The latest version of my distro would fall on another category: A
stand-alone version of ofw that can be installed along side cygwin
without wrecking it, but not working within it. That's what the modified
cygwin.dll is all about.


On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 21:08:13 -0400 (EDT)
Andy Adler <address@hidden> wrote:
> This version is octave-2.1.42 with ATLAS, Gnuplot and (most of)
> octave-forge compiled statically. It is available from
> my web site:
> and
> There is nothing that is not part of these source-distributions.
> The packaging and build scripts are on octave-forge.
> It is probably a little more user friendly because lots of
> default options are set for windows.
> It has a windows installer and runs in an rxvt.
> Enviroment variables are set to be windows friendly
> so that gnuplot-binary works, notepad is the default editor, etc.
> Symlinks are created so that /c /d maps to C: and D:
> Useful shortcuts are placed in many useful places.
> (Much of this packaging system is thanks to Agustin Barto)
> Also, the fact that it is a static build means that:
> 1) its smaller, 2) it works well on win 9x.
> On the plethora of windows packages: I don't think its
> currently possible to have just one. We need:
> a cygwin package, a windows installable package,
> and a 9x optimized package. Then add octave-forge,
> ATLAS, and gnuplot to the mix.
> It would, however, be nicer to have some simple instructions
> of for windows users.
> Is there a way to build octave so that it can dynamically load
> oct files, but compiles all the stuff in DLD-FUNCTIONS statically.
> This would allow me to compile in octave-forge for the 9x crowd,
> but still have a general purpose octave that can work with
> *oct files.
> Andy

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