[Fwd: Re: [MAXIMA] Extending functionality]
Billinghurst, David CALCRTS
david.billinghurst at comalco.riotinto.com.au
Mon Aug 7 18:23:57 CDT 2006
> From: Ted Hilts
>(1-src) The CVS repository only shows a list of the modules -- mostly Lisp files.
The TCL code for xmaxima is in the interfaces/xmaxima subdirectory and subdirectories
> (2-src) The download page lays out binanry and source where a clear distinction
> is made between Linux (in the form of rpm files) and Win16 exe file which self
> installs. The only file I can see on the download page which might be used for
> building the Windows executeable package is "maxima-184.108.40.206rc1.tar.gz" which is
> the same for both candidate listings.
Yes. The source code is common. Windows installation instructions are in INSTALL.win32.
I updated this in CVS recently.
> (3-src) Is "maxima-220.127.116.11rc1.tar.gz" the source code for building the self installed
> Windows executeable????
Yes. See above.
> (4-src) With regards to a Windows build -- how do I go about it -- are there instructions
> somewhere specific to a Windows build?
Yes. See above.
> Could I do the build using CYGWIN?
Yes, using cygwin clisp:
At present xmaxima doesn't work on cygwin. The problem may well be trivial.
I just use cywin maxima for command line stuff and win32 maxima if I want a gui.
> (5-src) I assume I have to uninstall the present version before letting the self
> installing Windows binary execute? This gets me back to TCL.
No. Multiple versions coexist.
> The present installation came with TCL so I ended up having TCL (from CYGWIN),
> TCL from KOMOTO and TCL from an independent install.
Yep, but disk is cheap.
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