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Installing the Development version of EXPGUI

If you would like to use the absolutely latest version of EXPGUI, this can be downloaded from its repository at https://subversion.xor.aps.anl.gov/EXPGUI/branches/sandbox/. If loaded into a directory parallel to the gsas/expgui directory, both the release standard and development versions can be made available with different shortcuts. Instructions for loading the development versions will be provided below.

Windows

Step 1: Figure out where to install

Determine where GSAS & EXPGUI are installed; the test version must be placed in a directory parallel to that, but the directory name is up to you. E.g. if EXPGUI is located at Z:\GSAS\EXPGUI use Z:\GSAS\SANDBOX, or C:\Programs and Settings\me\GSAS\EXPGUI use C:\Programs and Settings\me\GSAS\TESTEXPGUI

Step 2: Install the code

Since the sandbox is constantly changing, I strongly encourage use of option (A) or (B):

(A) If you have TortoiseSVN installed, you can use that to install the latest version of the code directly from repository location https://subversion.xor.aps.anl.gov/EXPGUI/branches/sandbox/ into the directory you have selected above. For hints on use of TortoiseSVN, see https://subversion.xor.aps.anl.gov/trac/CMPR/wiki/InstallViaSVN.

(B) Use the batch file below to install the files (this assumes that the self-upgrading EXPGUI has already been installed.)

(C) Or you can use this link to download the files in a zip archive. Unpack them into the directory you have selected above.

Step 3: Create a shortcut or .BAT file to run the Development version of EXPGUI

You can create a shortcut by following the recipe found here.

You can make a copy of the StartEXPGUI.bat file in the GSAS directory: Then edit the final line:

from "%gsasloc%exe\ncnrpack.exe" "%gsasloc%expgui\expgui" %1

to "%gsasloc%exe\ncnrpack.exe" "%gsasloc%sandbox\expgui" %1

For Linux and Windows

Step 1: Figure out where to install

Determine where GSAS & EXPGUI are installed; the test version must be placed in a directory parallel to that, but the directory name is up to you. E.g. if EXPGUI is located at /usr/local/gsas/expgui use /usr/local/gsas/SANDBOX etc. Note that the name of the directory (SANDBOX above) is up to you.

Step 2: Install the code

If you have subversion (svn) installed, you can use that to install the latest version of the code directly from repository location with something like this command:

svn co https://subversion.xor.aps.anl.gov/EXPGUI/branches/sandbox/ /usr/local/gsas/SANDBOX

Or you can use this link to download the files in a zip archive. Unpack them into the directory you have selected above.

Step 3: Create a shortcut mechanism to run the Development version of EXPGUI

This is a bit tricky. You need to invoke a command something like this:

/usr/local/gsas/exe/ncnpack /usr/local/gsas/SANDBOX/expgui

This can be done from the command line or with a shell script.

If you want to use the EXPGUI AppleScript, you will need to make a copy of it and edit it with the AppleScript editor. Change the location of expgui in the script (in two places) from expgui:expgui to SANDBOX:expgui.

Desktop shortcuts are also possible in linux.


Batch file to load the Development version of EXPGUI

@REM this script must be run from the GSAS installation directory
@echo *******************************************************
@echo **** Installing the development version of EXPGUI *****
@echo This file assumes GSAS & EXPGUI are already installed.
@echo This also assumes that this .bat file is placed in the
@echo main GSAS directory (C:\GSAS etc.)
@echo Press return to start development EXPGUI install
@echo *****************************************
@if exist expgui goto getexpgui
@ECHO *************************************************************************
@ECHO EXPGUI directory not found. You very likely have this script in the 
@ECHO wrong place. Install aborted!
@ECHO *************************************************************************
@pause
@exit
getexpgui:
@pause
@ECHO Loading development EXPGUI from subversion server
.\svn\bin\svn co https://subversion.xor.aps.anl.gov/EXPGUI/sandbox sandbox
@echo **************************************************
@echo Install has completed. Development EXPGUI will now be started.
@echo **************************************************
@pause
%COMSPEC% /c "start exe\ncnrpack.exe sandbox\expgui"
exit