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Madagascar has been run on Microsoft Windows machines, but there are several dependencies.
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<tt>Madagascar</tt> has been run on Microsoft Windows machines, but there are several dependencies.
  
Madagascar runs under [http://cygwin.com Cygwin], which provides a Unix-like environment under Windows.
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==Cygwin==
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<tt>Madagascar</tt> can run under [http://cygwin.com Cygwin], which provides a Unix-like environment under Windows.
  
 
To obtain Cygwin, go to its web page, download and run the installer. This should create a Cygwin program, which when run, creates a POSIX shell window similar-looking to the Windows command window but which behaves in a more Unix-like way.
 
To obtain Cygwin, go to its web page, download and run the installer. This should create a Cygwin program, which when run, creates a POSIX shell window similar-looking to the Windows command window but which behaves in a more Unix-like way.
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# When done, click '''Finish'''.
 
# When done, click '''Finish'''.
  
You will need to ensure that X applications can be started from the cygwin command line. Type xterm and ensure that an X terminal appears.
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After performing this steps, proceed to a normal Madagascar [[Installation]].
 
 
If you use xming, it is necessary to ensure that the environment variable <tt>DISPLAY</tt> is set to :0 before trying to run xterm.
 
 
 
Once you have verified that you can display xwindows from cygwin, you should be ready to do a normal Madagascar [[Installation]]
 
 
 
'''To set environment variables'''
 
 
 
on a per-session basis, type:
 
 
 
export <variablename>=<variablevalue>, for example
 
 
 
<pre>
 
export DISPLAY=:0
 
</pre>
 
 
 
sets the value of DISPLAY to ":0" which is appropriate for xming.
 
 
 
To make this selection "sticky" (permanent until you change the file) change to your cygwin home by typing
 
 
 
<pre>
 
cd
 
</pre>
 
  
and edit the file ".bash_profile" putting the desired environment variables in there.
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For running X applications such as '''xtpen''', make sure to run '''startx''' first to open an X terminal window.
  
'''NOTE''': Windows and subversion cannot handle the same paths. Be sure you install madagascar into a path where there is no whitespace in the directory names.
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==Services for UNIX==

Revision as of 15:33, 29 October 2008

Madagascar has been run on Microsoft Windows machines, but there are several dependencies.

Cygwin

Madagascar can run under Cygwin, which provides a Unix-like environment under Windows.

To obtain Cygwin, go to its web page, download and run the installer. This should create a Cygwin program, which when run, creates a POSIX shell window similar-looking to the Windows command window but which behaves in a more Unix-like way.

NOTE: If you are unfamiliar with Unix-like systems, a good place to start is Greg Wilson's Software Carpentry course.

Cygwin-icon.gif

You will need to install several additional Cygwin components before Madagascar can run. To get these, rerun the installer program (called Setup and represented by an icon with a black "C" shape enclosing a green arrow).

  1. Start Setup program.
  2. Keep clicking (defaults should work, but please choose a mirror on your own continent) until you see a collapsed list (boxed "+" signs) in a selection box.
  3. Choose all of the following before downloading.
    1. Open the Devel section and select the following:
      • gcc
      If you want to use the development version of Madagascar, also choose
      • subversion
    2. If you have a favorite unix editor, also choose it under Editors (novices may wish to work with Notepad for a while). Both vim and emacs are available.
    3. Open Interpreters and select
      • python
    4. Open Libs and select
      • sunrpc
    5. Open X11 and select
      • xorg-x11-devel
  4. Next, click Next>
    Your download will proceed.
  5. When done, click Finish.

After performing this steps, proceed to a normal Madagascar Installation.

For running X applications such as xtpen, make sure to run startx first to open an X terminal window.

Services for UNIX