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kcrisman

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Dec 19, 2011, 9:16:50 PM12/19/11
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> > I have SAGE (Version 4.7, Release Date 2011-05-23) running on my iMac , and
> > it's EXCELLENT.
>
> > Naturally I also wanted to use SAGE in my Windows environments, so I tried
> > installing from sage-0.3.7.RC3.msi on a newly created XP virtual machine.
>
> > The installation completed without reporting any errors...but SAGE does NOT
> > run.....
>
> > Fortunately, I recognized the unhelpful error message...from previous
> > experience with (unrelated) software...
>
> > I took a couple of minutes to document the error in a screen-capture video,
> > and then made another to show how this error arises and how to FIX it ....
> > in principle.
>
> > My email server won't allow me to send both at once....so I'm emailing them
> > in two follow-ups.
>
> > They are each about 3 minutes long.
>
> > Please view them , and then decide whether to forward them to the
> >   sage-0.3.7.RC3.msi   developers...
>


Yikes! See the very first thing at http://windows.sagemath.org/:
"Note: this project is currently not active. We are instead finishing
our Cygwin port of Sage."

Maybe someone with access to that should also put that on the download
page.

To John M: Sorry for the confusion! There are a couple things you may
want to look at first.

* A virtual machine - see http://modular.math.jmu.edu/win/index.html
* A LiveCD, including a beta version with installer - see
http://modular.math.jmu.edu/livecd/index.html
* Ongoing work on a Cygwin port. This would be nice too, but
progress is slow because it's hard to debug. See
http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/wiki/CygwinPort, among other
places.

We'd welcome help with these or feedback. Enjoy!

- kcrisman

William Stein

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Dec 19, 2011, 11:13:16 PM12/19/11
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On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 6:16 PM, kcrisman <kcri...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> > I have SAGE (Version 4.7, Release Date 2011-05-23) running on my iMac , and
>> > it's EXCELLENT.
>>
>> > Naturally I also wanted to use SAGE in my Windows environments, so I tried
>> > installing from sage-0.3.7.RC3.msi on a newly created XP virtual machine.
>>
>> > The installation completed without reporting any errors...but SAGE does NOT
>> > run.....
>>
>> > Fortunately, I recognized the unhelpful error message...from previous
>> > experience with (unrelated) software...
>>
>> > I took a couple of minutes to document the error in a screen-capture video,
>> > and then made another to show how this error arises and how to FIX it ....
>> > in principle.
>>
>> > My email server won't allow me to send both at once....so I'm emailing them
>> > in two follow-ups.
>>
>> > They are each about 3 minutes long.
>>
>> > Please view them , and then decide whether to forward them to the
>> >   sage-0.3.7.RC3.msi   developers...
>>
>
>
> Yikes!  See the very first thing at http://windows.sagemath.org/:
> "Note: this project is currently not active. We are instead finishing
> our Cygwin port of Sage."
>
> Maybe someone with access to that should also put that on the download
> page.

Done. I changed some files in the directory "other/windows" in the
sagemath account on boxen.

William


>
> To John M: Sorry for the confusion!  There are a couple things you may
> want to look at first.
>
>  * A virtual machine - see http://modular.math.jmu.edu/win/index.html
>  * A LiveCD, including a beta version with installer - see
> http://modular.math.jmu.edu/livecd/index.html
>  * Ongoing work on a Cygwin port.  This would be nice too, but
> progress is slow because it's hard to debug.  See
> http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/wiki/CygwinPort, among other
> places.
>
> We'd welcome help with these or feedback.  Enjoy!
>
> - kcrisman
>

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