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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Gnumed on Windows Xp

From: Sebastian Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Gnumed on Windows Xp
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 12:24:38 +0200
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On Sunday 24 July 2005 11:16, Karsten Hilbert wrote:

> > OK, glad to know it is not just my stupidity (which is a quite likely
> > explanation for most things...). However, my feeling is that unless
> > GNUmed works well on Windows, you'll never attract a big enough user
> > base
> I tend to agree for the time being which is why I keep
> working on it.
> > I agree that the installation on Windows is painless - it took me about
> > 5 minutes, including downloading and installing all the requisite
> > packages (and uninstalling Python 2.4 which I already had on my Windows
> > box, although I probably didn't need to uninstall).
> You are right. There are no *Python* issues I am aware of
> that should stop GNUmed working with Python 2.4.
There is no pypgsql package available for python2.4. It is easy enough to 
build one but right now there is none.

> > By contrast, I still
> > can't get wxWidgets to work on my Fedora Core 2, 3 or 4 systems.
> Tell you what, get yourself a Debian Sarge system (takes
> about 2 hours off your life) and most if not all of those
> worries are gone. I recently switched my machines and it's
> simply painless.
> > It is wxWidgets on Linux which is the hassle. It's because I compiled
> > all sorts of versions of GTK on those machines to try to get a video
> > post-processing application working - but now wxWidgets refuses to
> > compile or install from an RPM. I think I need to re-install Linux (or
> > maybe try a Debian-based distro on a different partition).
> I strongly recommend that. Get an additional 40G disk, get a
> drive bay to swap boot drives and install Debian on that
> disk.
> Karsten

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