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Windows Installer

634 bytes added, 02:24, 3 January 2016
* If you have several mxe-octavebuild dirs (for e.g., stable and several development versions) it is handy to have a separate pkg subdir symlinked to from all mxe-octave build dirs. That will save a lot of downloading bandwidth.
* As of late Dec 2015, mxe-octave allows out-of-tree builds, which makes it a lot easier to build separate Octave versions with the same mxe-octave tree. (See
* To keep mxe-octave up-to-date, from time to time do:
hg -v pull
hg -v update
* However, do not keep mxe-octave build dirs for too long. I'd suggest to wipe a build dir after at most two or three months and start over with a fresh clone a la Step 1.
* Sometimes, when using the "--enable-binary-packages" flag, it happens that Octave-Forge packages with binary modules don't work well on the Windows side. Usually the cause is that the Octave dev version has changed too much since the last cross-build of the OF packages. Solution: just do in <mxe-octave>/:
touch src/of*.mk
make <OPTIONS>
mxe-octave will rebuild all OF packages then incl. the offending binary modules.
* In the mean time, regularly clean up <mxe-octave build>/log to save disk space. After a first successful build there's no more use for the log subdirs for each package, so you can wipe them all.


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