Subject: Re: "Official" binary release for Windows
Date: Thursday 20th March 2014 15:47:02 UTC (over 3 years ago)
John W. Eaton wrote > On 03/07/2014 07:10 PM, John Donoghue wrote: >> On 03/07/2014 06:08 PM, > octave-maintainers-request@ > wrote: >>> Message: 3 >>> Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:21:01 -0500 >>> From: "John W. Eaton"< > jwe@ > > >>> To: octave maintainers mailing list< > maintainers@ > > >>> Subject: "Official" binary release for Windows >>> Message-ID:< > 531A464D.90905@ >> >>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed >>> >>> I'd like to start making the Windows installer available from >>> ftp.gnu.org. Is it ready for that now? Or are there some significant >>> problems that need to be fixed before we should make "official" >>> releases? >>> >>> jwe >> >> I havent had any issues recently with the build except with gcc. >> >> I had added a readme html file for the install that may want to be >> looked at / modified prior to distribution, depending on what is >> distributed or not. >> >> Would it also make sense to list in it all the packages that are known >> to work and compile in windows ? > > Sure. > > Is there any good reason that openblas should not be used by default? (I don't remember if I have reported this already. Apologies if this is a duplicate) OpenBLAS doesn't work well on (some?) Intel Core i3 processors (at least not on Windows). The initial cmd32 window (the one that disappears after a while during start of Octave) shows three OpenBLAS errors, apparently about some missing CPU instructions (IIRC something with "VAXD" or "VAXXD"). I saw this on a colleague's laptop, I haven't been able to check it out further as he works in another branch office. In the latest binary Octave-for-Windows installer versions there's an option for choosing either the reference BLAS or OpenBLAS; so OpenBLAS problems can be avoided. Perhaps the installer screen where the BLAS version can be selected could show a warning that OpenBLAS may not work reliably on all CPUs. Philip -- View this message in context: http://octave.1599824.n4.nabble.com/Official-binary-release-for-Windows-tp4662835p4663207.html Sent from the Octave - Maintainers mailing list archive at Nabble.com.