Thanks for the reply.
I am extremely sorry for all the inconvenience caused due to cross posting of
I am sure I can figure out how to create "libgd" as mentioned in your message.
But I am not able to use the existing source code of Plplot to make dlls with
default drivers. When I build the dlls and try to load the plplotter package in
tcl, it gives me "could not find procedure Plplotter_Init" error. It seems some
of the source files are missing. I have Plplot 5.1.0 version. Do you have any
idea what is missing?
Any clues how to build the Plplot with default drivers on windows with tcl
----- Original Message -----
From: Alan W. Irwin <irwin@...>
To: Pankaj Laddha <pankaj@...>
Cc: PLplot development list <Plplot-devel@...>
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 10:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Plplot-general] How to Build PLplot to use with Tcl-tk
> Hello Pankaj:
> You may not be aware of this, but your cross-posting to both plplot_general
> and plplot_devel is an annoyance to those who are subscribed to both lists
> since we see your posts twice.
> My own feeling is you are asking fairly technical questions so your posts
> should go to plplot_devel only.
> With regard to the content of your particular message, I would know exactly
> how to answer you in a Linux environment. You need libgd, libpng, libjpeg,
> and zlib in order to compile the gd.c device driver (which implements the
> png and jpeg devices).
> The problem with the Plplot windows environment is it is only supported by
> one guy (Olof Svensson, who is subscribed to plplot_devel, but is not part
> of the core team because of lack of time on his part.) The primary focus of
> plplot core development team is oriented toward the Unix/Linux side, and
> Olof keeps up as well as he can on the windows side in his spare time. So
> you may have to figure out for yourself how to get the gd device implemented
> in that environment. The first step would be to create libgd for the
> windows environment. For instructions on that, see
> If you don't have the time/skills to do that, then there is hope for you in
> about another 6 months or so. The natural way to get access to all the
> Unix/Linux side developments (such as the gd device driver) in windows is to
> use the new configuration scheme to build plplot in a cygwin environment.
> (Cygwin is a free implementation of Unix for windows.) Unfortunately, that
> does not quite work yet because of current incompatibilities between
> autotools and cygwin. We are very close, since everything compiles on Cygwin
> without problems, but there seems to be a linking problem which lots of
> other projects have also encountered. Since both autotools and cygwin are
> developed by the FSF, and people are clamoring for a simple solution, I
> fully expect that situation to be resolved on a fairly short time scale.
> Thus, I am planning to try testing it again in 6 months or so.
> email: irwin@...
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> Dr. Alan W. Irwin
> Department of Physics and Astronomy,
> University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3055,
> Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8W 3P6
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