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=Octave on Cygwin=
 
=Octave on Cygwin=
== Octave 3.6.2 on cygwin==
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== Octave 3.6.4 on cygwin==
    
*'''Web-Site:''' http://cygwin.com  
 
*'''Web-Site:''' http://cygwin.com  
 
*'''Maintainer:''' Marco Atzeri  
 
*'''Maintainer:''' Marco Atzeri  
*'''Latest release:''' 2012-06-04
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*'''Latest release:''' 2013-02-23
    
*Latest packages:
 
*Latest packages:
:octave-3.6.2-1
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:octave-3.6.4-1
:octave-forge-20120714-2
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:octave-forge-octave-forge-20130223-1
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*To install : run cygwin setup.exe and select them in the Math category .
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*To install :  
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run cygwin setup.exe and select them in the Math category.  
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:  All the package dependencies will be also installed.
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:Graphics is based on X and to plot you need to start octave within xterm (or similar).
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:  I recommend to install "xinit" and "xlaunch".
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:  These 2 package will pull all the functional Xserver.
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:  Otherwise the only graphics will be ASCI art ;-)
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*The fltk graphics_toolkit is available, but due to a bug in Xserver WGL (MS integrated OpenGL implementation)
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:  as reported
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:  https://mailman.cae.wisc.edu/pipermail/help-octave/2013-June/059461.html
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:you have two choices, for a full functional graphics:
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: 1) use the gnuplot graphics_toolkit
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: 2) run the Xserver with "Xwin -multiwindow -nowgl"
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: Number 1 is current default
    
===Notes===
 
===Notes===
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     c:\cygwin\bin  
 
     c:\cygwin\bin  
 
     (or in the equivalent directory of your cygwin installation).
 
     (or in the equivalent directory of your cygwin installation).
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*Graphics is based on X, so to plot you need to start octave within xterm (or similar).
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*A new fltk graphics_toolkit is available, and the crash on "print" issue was solved starting from 3.4.2-3 using the patch proposed here: https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?31641
      
*For general build notes, see <code>etc/README.Cygwin</code>.
 
*For general build notes, see <code>etc/README.Cygwin</code>.
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*To build from cygwin source package, you need to install "cygport" and the relevant development libraries
 
*To build from cygwin source package, you need to install "cygport" and the relevant development libraries
     $ tar -xvjf octave-3.6.2-1-src.tar.bz2  
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     $ tar -xvjf octave-3.6.4-1-src.tar.bz2  
 
     gl2ps-print.patch  
 
     gl2ps-print.patch  
     octave-3.6.2-1.cygport  
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     octave-3.6.4-1.cygport  
     octave-3.6.2-1.cygwin.patch  
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     octave-3.6.4-1.cygwin.patch  
     octave-3.6.2-1.src.patch  
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     octave-3.6.4-1.src.patch  
     octave-3.6.2.tar.bz2
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     octave-3.6.4.tar.bz2
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     $ cygport octave-3.6.2-1.cygport almostall
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     $ cygport octave-3.6.4-1.cygport almostall
    
:see cygport documentation for further info.
 
:see cygport documentation for further info.
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