RE: windows install for upcoming release (Nicholas Jankowski)
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> Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2019 10:03:39 -0500
> From: Nicholas Jankowski <[hidden email]>
> To: John Donoghue <[hidden email]>
> Cc: octave-maintainers <[hidden email]>
> Subject: Re: Octave-maintainers Digest, Vol 155, Issue 1
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> On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 6:22 AM John Donoghue
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> > On 2/1/19 2:50 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
> > gui starts by default now, so you want to create cmdline octave
> > shortcut, you would need the --no-gui option, otherwise no additional
> > options are required.
> > ok, do we recall at what version this changed back? The current
> instructions say it was the other way for 4.4.0. Maybe should tidy that up
> for posterity before moving it over to the [outdated] page. Will add a
> note about optionally creating a --no-gui shortcut if a CLI only one is
> desired, and then have that be the instruction set for v5 when it goes
Looks like may have briefly changed to require it for 4.4.0
> > >
> > > 2 - there is no more 'octave.bat' file, only octave.vbs. assuming this
> > > be correct, reference the .bat can be removed for starting octave.
> > There is a bat file, how was moved to bin directory
> ok, will still remove reference to the bat for purpose of making manual
> > > 3 - After using the executable installer, there's nothing else for the
> > user
> > > to do except use the shortcuts created for him/her, correct? (Looking
> > > confirmation, I only even use the zip archives...)
> > Correct
> Does the exe still make both gui and cli shortcuts?
Yes, the GUI one to octave.vbs
CLI one to octave.vbs --no-gui
> > post-install is what is run from the installer after installation, so
> > probally should be what is run at after unzipping. It registers the
> > msys2 environment, calls the fc_cache, and does the pkg rebuild
> > octave-firsttime.vbs is called from the installer when run octave
> > is checked - its only needed in the installer, as it needs to run octave
> > the unelevated user.
> > cmdshell.bat will display a bash shell window
> ok, will plan to update the instructions to just say 'run the
> once after unzipping, since it takes care of everything including the pkg
> rebuild that we kept getting help requests about.