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Overhaul and shorten introduction. Point out, that you cannot build octave-mxe on MS Windows per se.
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:''This article is about how to make the Windows installer; if you'd like just to use the installer, see [[Octave for Microsoft Windows]].''
 
:''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].
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GNU Octave is primarily developed on GNU/Linux and other POSIX compliant systems. There have been many efforts in the past to build ports of GNU Octave for Microsoft Windows.
 
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This page contains instructions about creating a Windows installer using [[MXE|mxe-octave]] (a fork of [http://mxe.cc/ MXE]).
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.
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This means, '''the Microsoft Windows installer is [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_compiler cross-compiled] using a GNU/Linux system'''.
    
==Steps to create Windows Installer==
 
==Steps to create Windows Installer==