No need to apologize. I don't think I made this point and your email
catalyzed me to do so, for which I am grateful.|
As Ben says, I think resolution requires that a Windows developer
takes an interest in PSPP, because the problems are specific to
Windows. I don't know about PSPPIRE but PSPP is written in C (or
C++?) and has dependencies, like GSL, which is said to be difficult
to configure and make for Windows.
If Windows bugs could be fixed, it would be useful to have more
organized Windows testing. I am not a (competent) desktop
developer... Are there automated ways to test a GUI (like finding
the rounding error in the boxplot)? I'm guessing not; and if not,
then it would require volunteers to manually go through a set of
test cases for each release.
On 12/31/2014 11:34 AM, Michał
I understand your point now. Sorry for misunderstanding.
I agree with you but same as you I don't see any solution
yet. If there were a active PSPP developer who uses Windows
this situation would probably look different. I guess it
would be hard to find such new developer to join the team,
but maybe the Windows using tester or testers would be
enough? I'm not a tester but I'm learning programming in
Python so I understand some and start to understand more and
more computer science concepts and I could learn more. I
have access to Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) and could compare
results with PSPP version running under Linux. I guess we
could find some more people ready to perform tests under
Windows if you think that it could help.
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