:''This article is about how to make the Windows installer; if you'd like just to use the installer, see [[Octave for Microsoft Windows]].''
GNU Octave is primarily developed on GNU/Linux and other POSIX
conformal systems. There have been many efforts in the past to build ports of GNU Octave for Windows. Take a look at the various ports of Octave available for Windows [http://wiki.octave.org/Octave_for_Windows here]. Recently some work has been done in maintaining a unified build system [[MXE| '''mxe-octave ''']] (a fork of [http://mxe.cc/ MXE]) which anyone can use to produce cross as well as native builds of GNU Octave for Windows and Mac OS X platforms. This page contains instructions about creating a Windows installer using mxe-octave.
==Steps to create Windows Installer==