[Maxima] Fwd: xmaxima in 5.15 under Windows (Vista)
andrej.vodopivec at gmail.com
Sun May 25 09:01:13 CDT 2008
2008/5/25 Jaime Villate <villate at fe.up.pt>:
> There were only a few bug fixes in 5.15, but even if the programs in the
> two starkits were identical, they may behave differently, depending on
> how they were built.
> If I remember correctly, Xmaxima 5.14 was built by Vadim, but 5.15 was
> built by someone else, with a different system. We need to rebuild the
> Starkit for Windows. It can be done from Linux; I've done it
> successfully in the past, but I'd have to relearn how to do it.
> There is an easier solution: If somebody in this list built Xmaxima 5.15
> in Windows independently, and Xmaxima runs without problem, please send
> us a copy of just Xmaxima; it should work fine with the rest of Maxima
> 5.15 distributed in the sourceforge site.
I created the installer for version 5.15. I can only test on XP and
there it works fine. Starkit and Tclkit used were from a binary from
their site. It is possible that I used a version which does not work
Building a binary which works on Windows is very tricky. You need
special versions of programs used, most of them are older than Vista.
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