help-octave
[Top][All Lists]
Advanced

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Comments on the Mac installation instructions on the wiki


From: etienne
Subject: Re: Comments on the Mac installation instructions on the wiki
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2007 10:55:55 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: SquirrelMail/1.4.9a

  Hi All,

this is just to ask: does any of the participants in this thread not have a
wiki password, yet would like to contribute to the wiki?

  Cheers,

  Etienne

On Sun, April 8, 2007 3:06 am, Matthias Brennwald wrote:
# Dear all
#
# Just a few comments on the instructions on how to build and install
# Octave on a Mac (http://wiki.octave.org/wiki.pl?OctaveForMac):
#
# - I had a hard time finding gfortran on the macresearch.org site. In
# fact, I can't find it again right now. A better description on where
# to find it would help a lot!
#
# - The urls to the gnu software don't work. Are they valid? I just
# connected to ftp.gnu.org and went on from there.
#
# - gnuplot 4.2: to support X11 (which I prefer to aquaterm), the
# developer SDK for X11 from XCode needs to be installed before
# building gnuplot. For output to PDF files, I installed PDFLib-lite
# before building gnuplot. (thanks to Marius Schamschula for helping me
# with gnuplot!)
#
# - the 'Extensions': is it possible to install these after installing
# octave? Or is it necessary to re-install octave to make use of the
# extensions?
#
# In general: I think the number of Mac users would explode if Octave
# was available as a package that would be installed using the normal
# Mac Installer. This IS possible! I once downloaded the binary (Octave
# 2.9.9) from the HPC site, put that into a Mac package using Apples
# PackageMaker program (that was a quick and dirty hack, though,
# following the hints here: http://s.sudre.free.fr/Stuff/
# PackageMaker_Howto.html ). Then I successfully installed this package
# via the Mac Installer program -- no shell hacking! just one or two
# mouse clicks, et voila!! However, I don't know how to make a binary
# archive like the one on the HPC site that already knows where to
# install the files. I also don't know what (if) Mac specific
# information should be added to the Mac package, and how/where to
# include the license stuff.
#
# Cheers,
# Matthias
#
#
# -------
# Matthias Brennwald
# L├Ągernstrasse 6
# CH 8037 Z├╝rich
# +41 (0)44 364 17 03
# address@hidden
#
#
#
# _______________________________________________
# Help-octave mailing list
# address@hidden
# https://www.cae.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/help-octave
#


-- 
http://www.isr.ist.utl.pt/~etienne



reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]