Changes between Version 14 and Version 15 of InstallWindows


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Jul 24, 2010 11:04:07 AM (11 years ago)
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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 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.
     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 (~50 Mb) is critical, 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 and this distribution will not be updated as frequently.
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    55== How to install self-upgrading GSAS & EXPGUI with self-installer (preferred) ==
     
    1818== How to install self-upgrading GSAS & EXPGUI from a zip file ==
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    20 The packaging program used above is getting a bit old and does not run properly on some computers. So, an alternate process is available to install the same mechanism, but starting from a .zip repository. However, this method requires more steps. Directions below are for Windows XP and might need to be slightly different on other versions of Windows.
     20The packaging program used above is getting a bit old and fails with a runtime error on some computers.
     21(Anyone want to [mailto:brian.toby@anl.gov volunteer] to do a build with a better packaging program?)
     22So, an alternate process is available to install the same mechanism, but starting from a .zip repository. However, this method requires more steps. Directions below are for Windows XP and might need to be slightly different on other versions of Windows.
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    2224 1. Download file http://11bm.xor.aps.anl.gov/downloads/gsas/svnload/gsas+expgui_svn.zip