[IPython-dev] Windows installer - Clarification
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Mon Jun 21 15:40:40 CDT 2004
Viktor Ransmayr wrote:
> Hello Fernando,
> You wrote:
>>No, you should be using CVS code always for development. It's the
>>closest thing in existence (and identical when I submit) to what's
>>sitting on my computer. The actual releases may lag by a lot with
>>respect to what's in CVS.
> Thanks for clarification. - The reason, why I brought this up, is that
> if I work from a
> CVS snapshot on Windows, I miss the HTML- and PDF-Version of the
> which was needed in the original version of your post-install script.
Ah, I'd forgotten about this. The build process really depends on a bunch of
unix tools, specifically lyxport (which pulls in perl, lyx, latex, latex2html,
pdflatex,...). I don't know how feasible it is for you to get all of this
working under Windows, I suspect it would be a nightmare.
lyxport (http://www-hep.colorado.edu/~fperez/lyxport) is something I wrote a
while back and which I use to manage the IPython documentation. You could get
by with keeping a copy of the html/pdf docs from the release tarballs, and the
actual code from CVS. It won't be perfect, but it should let you make all
Once the setup code is working, I can do the actual release builds on a unix
box where everything will get built in the right order.
Sorry for this hack, I never thought development would be done under Windows.
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