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Re: Why does octave keep opening in the terminal?

From: Marco Atzeri
Subject: Re: Why does octave keep opening in the terminal?
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2020 21:06:33 +0100
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Am 04.03.2020 um 14:07 schrieb Petr Mikulik:
If you run 'octave --help', you'll see that the '--gui' option is used
to start the graphical interface.

Refer to the release notes for version 4.4 and you'll see that this
change was announced:

Prior to 4.4, there were two executables, "octave" (GUI) and "octave-cli"

After 4.4, there are two executables, "octave" (CLI) and "octave-cli" (CLI).
I wonder why there is no "octave-gui" executable or why linking "octave" to
"octave-gui" does not start GUI (instead of writing much longer "octave
--gui" unless you have an alias).

What is the advatange of "octave-cli" if it starts in CLI as "octave" does?

Petr Mikulik

it is lighter, at least on my build:

$ octave-cli --quiet
octave:2>  available_graphics_toolkits ()
ans =
  [1,1] = fltk
  [1,2] = gnuplot

$ octave --quiet
octave:1>  available_graphics_toolkits ()
ans =
  [1,1] = fltk
  [1,2] = gnuplot
  [1,3] = qt

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