Le 25.04.12 13:08, Joris van der Hoeven a écrit :
> Dear Philippe,
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 09:32:05AM +0000, Philippe Joyez wrote:
>> Sorry to disappoint you but I'm afraid that getting a working mathematica plugin
>> "out of the box" for new users is not going to happen before the summer. However
>> a user with some motivation and knowledge can make it to work. Let me explain
>> What's broken is not Andrey's mathematica plugin code itself, it's the one-time
>> script that runs the first time the user wants to connect to mathematica. That
>> script *compiles* the plugin code, linking it to the actual mathlink library on
>> the user's system and puts the resulting executable in the user's Texmacs
>> directory. Since the time when Andrey wrote the script, there has been 3 major
>> releases of Mathematica and the added support of MacOS and Windows in Texmacs,
>> that all broke that installation script in various ways.
>> Now, fixing the script so that texmacs would in all cases transparently connect
>> to mathematica without any user intervention seems unlikely to happen for the
>> simple reason that a compiler may not even be available on the user's machine.
>> So manual installation of the (OS-dependent) toolchain would be necessary
>> anyway. Furthermore the new script(s) would have to handle many OSes and many
>> possible mathematica versions, which means someone should have access to all
>> (OS-mathematica version) configurations... but who would that be?
>> Presently I see no solution other than providing good how-tos on the
>> compilation, or at best platform-specific scripts. What I posted last year in
>> the users' list (http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.editors.texmacs.user/7409) is
>> how to perform this one-time compilation in linux, which isn't really a big
>> deal. In Albufeira, Miguel worked out the way to do this on MacOS for Bertrand.
>> If I understood correctly, it was not as easy as in linux and that should
>> probably be written into a howto as well. Then it would certainly be nice to
>> centralize these instructions at some place (the famous wiki? a forum with a
>> dedicated "plugins" section?) so that they could be maintained up-to date with
>> user contributions for new setups, new versions, etc.
> What I propose is that those who are willing to work on the howto's
> also try to fix the installation script at least in those cases when
> they can make it work.
> I agree that this is not nice to program, since it might involve tests
> on both the OS and the version of Mathematica. However, I think that
> this is really how a novel user would expect things to behave.
> The real pain here is that Mathematica and Maple provide so called
> 'Open' interfaces which we are not allowed to link in to our software.
> So there is not much else that we can do than compile things on the fly.
> Best wishes, --Joris
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