Changes between Version 13 and Version 14 of InstallWindows


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    11= Installing GSAS & EXPGUI on Windows =
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    3 There are three ways provided here to install GSAS & EXPGUI. The first two are preferred since the download directly from a subversion repository. In this method the distribution files do not need to change when the program is updated. Instead the latest version of the programs are downloaded from a server when the program is installed (an internet connection is obviously required). Subsequently, if there are updates to GSAS or EXPGUI, an update can be made where only the modified or added files are ugraded. This update step can be done using the File/Update... menu option in EXPGUI or by executing the bootstrap.bat file in the GSAS directory. However, these methods require ~double the space needed by GSAS & EXPGUI. For users who need to install GSAS & EXPGUI on systems where an internet connection to the server is not possible or where space usage, a .zip file is also provided with all files, but this requires that upgrades be performed by downloading the entire .zip file each type an upgrade will be installed.
     3There are three ways provided here to install GSAS & EXPGUI. The first two are preferred since they download directly from a subversion repository. In this method the distribution files do not need to change when the program is updated. Instead, the latest version of the programs are downloaded from a server when the program is installed (an internet connection is obviously required). Subsequently, if there are updates to GSAS or EXPGUI, an update can be made where only the modified or added files are ugraded. This update step can be done using the File/Update... menu option in EXPGUI or by executing the bootstrap.bat file in the GSAS directory. However, these methods require ~double the space needed by GSAS & EXPGUI. For users who need to install GSAS & EXPGUI on systems where an internet connection to the server is not possible or where space usage, a .zip file is also provided with all files, but this requires that upgrades be performed by downloading the entire .zip file each time an upgrade will be installed.
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    55== How to install self-upgrading GSAS & EXPGUI with self-installer (preferred) ==
     
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    2222 1. Download file http://11bm.xor.aps.anl.gov/downloads/gsas/svnload/gsas+expgui_svn.zip
    23  1. Open the file in the windows file browser, you should see four files and a folder.
     23 1. Open the file in the windows file browser, you should see six files and a folder.
    2424 1. Create a directory where these files should go. I recommend C:\GSAS, but any drive can be used.
    2525 1. Drag (Copy) the contents of the zip file to the new GSAS directory.
    26  1. Run the BOOTSTRAP.BAT file in the GSAS directory to download the GSAS & EXPGUI files from the server. Note, this file can safely be rerun if a problem occurs in the download. In fact, when ever it is run, it will check the files on your computer against those on the repository and will download any updates.
     26 1. Run the BOOTSTRAP.BAT file in the GSAS directory to download the GSAS & EXPGUI files from the server. Note, this file can safely be rerun if a problem occurs in the download. In fact, whenever it is run, it will check the files on your computer against those on the repository and will download any updates.
    2727 1. (optional) Run the MAKEREGISTRY.BAT file to make registry entries that change the icon associated with .EXP files and to link GSAS applications to these files. By default, a double-click on a .EXP file will start EXPGUI, but this can be changed by editing the batch file (see comments inside).
    2828 1. (optional) Make a desktop shortcut to run EXPGUI (see [#shortcut How to Create a Shortcut] below).
     
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    6464 1. Download file http://11bm.xor.aps.anl.gov/downloads/gsas/windows/gsas+expgui_win.zip
     65    a. Note that the subversion version number for this distribution can be determined by noting the latest number gsas+expgui_win_Vxxxx.zip in directory http://11bm.xor.aps.anl.gov/downloads/gsas/windows/
    6566 2. Open the file in the windows file browser, you should see a gsas folder.
    6667 3. Drag that folder to where you want to install GSAS & EXPGUI. Any drive on your computer is fine, but you may encounter problems if you use your desktop or My Documents folder. I recommend C:\GSAS, but any drive can be used.