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Re: [Axiom-developer] Two hyperdoc questions

From: Alfredo Portes
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Two hyperdoc questions
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 21:46:24 -0700

Virtual Machine: (Axiom Gold)

On 6/18/07, Alasdair McAndrew <address@hidden> wrote:
Thanks Martin, as always, for your unstinting and generous help.  What then,
in your estimation, are the minimal requirements (virtual machine, X server,
whatever) to run a complete Axiom - including graphics and HyperDoc - on


On 18 Jun 2007 08:24:33 +0200, Martin Rubey <address@hidden>
> "Alasdair McAndrew" <address@hidden > writes:
> > 1) What is the current state of using HyperDoc (or any other sort of
> > browser) under windows - in particular with Axiom-0.1.4?
> * Out of the box there is nothing.
> * There is an experimental port by Tim Daly, with the important drawback
>   there is no connection to Axiom, i.e., browse does *not* work
> * There is the possibility of running axiom within a virtual machine, as
>   proposed by Bill Page and Alfredo Portes.  I'd recommend that one.  This
>   also the only way to get graphics on windows.  Furthermore, if you are
>   interested in combinatorics, Polymake and therefore my Polymake-wrapper
>   works on linux, too.  Together with axiom.el and SPADEDIT for gnu emacs
>   makes quite a usable environment even for windows users.  (After
clicking on
>   gnu emacs, they just need to press "Alt" then "x", type "axiom" and
>   everything should work.
> * There is the possibly half working hyperdoc replacement by myself, which
>   needs an axiom process dedicated for documentation -- but which you can
>   in the background, so you won't even notice.  So far it only can browse
>   operations, and it's not really tested on windows.  Even if it is not
>   much interesting for production work at the moment, I'd urge you to try
>   and send me your experiences.
> > 2) If I inadvertently quit HyperDoc while running Axiom, I can restart
> > with )hd.  But )hd doesn't provide a socket connection; this new
HyperDoc is
> > "not connected to Axiom".  Is there any way of starting a "connected"
> > HyperDoc from an already-running Axiom?
> No, but I'd love to see a fix for that bug, too.
> All the best,
> Martin

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