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Re: Problems with QtOctave

From: David Grundberg
Subject: Re: Problems with QtOctave
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 18:40:29 +0200
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Tatsuro MATSUOKA skrev:
> Hello
> --- David Grundberg wrote:
>> But I think we got to have a terminal emulator and true readline
>> functionality.  We simply can't have a command line interface without
>> it.  That's doable on true posix systems, but on Windows it's probably a
>> lot of work.  octavede runs under cygwin, not "true" win32. Actually,
>> just having a glorified/themed terminal emulator on win32, even without
>> a visual editor/debugger, would probably do much to help.  Maybe we
>> should ship rxvt in the next Octave For Windows package?
> Octave on MinGW is "true win32".  Octave on MinGW32 is now working on win32 
> command prompt.
> Tools like readline, ncursus etc for win32 are prepared by Benjamin.

Yes, I know.  I've compiled Octave on mingw myself.  I was referring to
OctaveDE, where I wasn't as lucky.  But apparently I was wrong.
OctaveDE can be built on mingw.  I just didn't try hard enough, or

> For copy and paste, quick edit mode is useful.
> Although command prompt with quick edit mode is not useful as terminal 
> emulator on unixy environments,
> it is not necessary required for windows.

Yeah.  But it's still pretty terrible compared to a terminal emulator :)

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