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RE: [Axiom-developer] Crazy idea

From: Page, Bill
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] Crazy idea
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 17:30:45 -0500


About a Windows package install: Yes this is very possible.
For example Dick Martins is already packaging his TeXmacs
for Windows this way. See

I think he is quickly becoming an expert at such packaging.
If we are real nice to him and influence him to become
involved with Axiom, then maybe we can get him to do it for
use <grin> (or at least get some helpful hints.) Maybe he
would be interested in creating a combined distribution
as you suggest.

Bill Page.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: C Y [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 5:20 PM
> To: address@hidden; address@hidden
> Subject: [Axiom-developer] Crazy idea
> I have no idea how workable this is, but would it be possible to
> combine the windows axiom, wintexmacs, and whatever other pieces are
> needed into a single installable archive?  I can't help thinking it
> would be really cool to have something like the following:
> a) use InnoSetup (or another such tool, but InnoSetup is totally free
> and has so far worked very well with Maxima releases) to make the
> archive+install dialogs.  Check out the current Maxima windows release
> for an example.  This will result in one very large but totally self
> contained installable.
> b) Set up an icon+startup config so clicking on an Axiom icon will
> start up TeXmacs with an Axiom session in it.  Wala, a nice clean
> spiffy user experience out of the box.  Can TeXmacs be set up 
> that way?
> I dunno if this makes much sense, but given how big Axiom is 
> anyway and
> how fast the internet has become, mightn't it be worth the extra space
> to have a package like that?
> CY
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