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==Cygwin==
 
==Cygwin==
  
<tt>Madagascar</tt> can run under [http://cygwin.com Cygwin], which provides a Unix-like environment under Windows.
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[[Image:cygwin-icon.gif|right|]] <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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'''NOTE''': If you are unfamiliar with Unix-like systems, a good place to start is Greg Wilson's [http://www.osl.iu.edu/~lums/swc/www/shell.html Software Carpentry] course.  
 
'''NOTE''': If you are unfamiliar with Unix-like systems, a good place to start is Greg Wilson's [http://www.osl.iu.edu/~lums/swc/www/shell.html Software Carpentry] course.  
  
[[Image:cygwin-icon.gif|right|]] 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).  
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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).  
  
 
# Start '''Setup''' program.  
 
# Start '''Setup''' program.  

Revision as of 15:34, 29 October 2008

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

Cygwin

Cygwin-icon.gif

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.

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