[Kst] KST 2.0.0 updated beta version for download ?

nicolas.brisset at free.fr nicolas.brisset at free.fr
Mon Feb 8 22:36:56 CET 2010

> I am using  kst 1.7.x on an Mac, OpenSUSE and on a Ubuntu based
> virtual machines on Win7, however my colleagues are XP based therefore
> I was wondering if one of you could make an updated version of the
> WIN32 binary (including the a2d performance fix) available for
> download ?
As Peter already said, we can make a version available for download. However right now there is (under Windows only) a regression that has a pretty bad impact: equations, spectra, etc... are computed but the curves are not shown (see bug at http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=225347). Until this is fixed I'm a bit reluctant to provide recent binary snapshots. There should be a beta 2 package somewhere, but it's not in a very good state either so I wouldn't recommend it. If there is urgent demand, I could upload somewhere a version I did based on the revision just before the regression appeared. That's what I currently use under Windows.

> Alternatively, maybe you could tell how much effort (tools and time)
> it takes to do the packaging myself. 
Doing the packaging yourself is actually very easy. See build instructions at http://websvn.kde.org/branches/work/kst/portto4/kst/INSTALL?view=markup ("Windows" section). Basically, all you need is QtCreator. Once the build is complete you can just put the build/bin/ and bin/plugin/ subdirectories in a .zip file, packing the required dlls from your $QTDIR\bin and $QTDIR\mingw\bin Windows Qt install alongside the 3 executables. You will need QtGui4.dll, QtSvg4.dll, QtXml4.dll, and QtCore4.dll plus a couple more according to the mingw package included in the Qt SDK.

Note: if you're going to be using kst 2 beta under Windows with somewhat large ASCII files, you *need* a version with the patched atof, otherwise it is unsably slow. 



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