Hi
 
Yes there are some changes/updates needed there. I will look at it. I can compile in Vista home basic using msys. I haven't tried Qtcreator there for a long time. It may work now. My vista home basic is a queer version that came with the acer computer that will not accept explorer 8 or 9
 
I also use a windows 7 64 bit ultimate. Stellarium compiles OK with msys and I think it worked with Qtcreator but as I nolonger use Qtcreator I haven't tested it for some time. This computer has the latest VMware virtual work station where I have virtual copies of Windows 98 2e, XP SP3 and Ubuntu 10.4. Stellarium compiles there in XP and linux but not 98-2e
 
If you want to experiment with VMware work station down load it from VMware then send me a PM and I will try to organise a test key for you. We are also looking at making a "thin app" of stellarium that will run on any platform.


Barry Gerdes
Beaumont Hills Observatory
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:55:15 +0000
From: rusirius@qcontinuum.plus.com
To: stellarium-pubdevel@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Stellarium-pubdevel] Loading compiled plugins under Windows

Barry,

Thanks for that. In light of your comments I will try a proper Windows XP install in another hypervisor.

It was the opening paragraph of the Windows build instructions page on the Wiki that took me down the Virtual XP Mode version route:

"Stellarium can be built in Windows XP as below. If you use Vista 32 bit or Windows 7 32 bit. The procedure should be the same. However I have tried Vista home basic and Qt creator does not work there because it needs cwctype declared. Msys compiling works OK in Vista home. If you have the 64 bit version it will be necessary to install the Virtual XP version from Microsoft (470MB download) and the virtual computer interface from Microsoft or VMware. "

Perhaps this information now needs revising?

PS, Am I also correct in presuming that the second reference to 'Vista home' actually refers to Vista Home Premium?


On 20/01/2011 19:49, Barry Gerdes wrote:
Hi
 
The problem with virtual XP system supplied by MS is that it is a very primative system. I tried it some time ago and had trouble compiling stellarium and many other problems. I have since installed the latest VMware work station in my windows 7 64 bit ultimate and installed my windows XP sp3 into it and it works just like a native installation. I have a direct input to VMware and can get problems solved quickly.

Barry Gerdes
Beaumont Hills Observatory
S 33' 41' 44"    E 150' 56' 32"



 

Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:15:51 +0000
From: rusirius@qcontinuum.plus.com
To: stellarium-pubdevel@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Stellarium-pubdevel] Loading compiled plugins under Windows

Just thought I'd feed back the fact that I've compiled and ran the Example Dialog plugin on a native Windows XP SP3 system and it ran Ok. I then tried running the the binary I'd compiled on the Virtual XP system and it gave me the same problem. It would appear then that this is something to do with compiling in Virtual XP Mode on a Windows 7 Pro system.


On 19/01/2011 13:40, rusirius wrote:

I built the example 'out of the box' as it were and the StelDialog class is already called StelDialogExampleDialog here, so yes, it has been re-named from StelDialog to a custom name. I downloaded the package file by file from here, taking care to ensure everything was in the same directory structure (i.e. /, /src and /src/gui).
http://stellarium.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/stellarium/trunk/extmodules/ExampleDialog/
My XP virtual machine is at SP3 as well but I downloaded the Qt SDK which appears to contain version 4.7.0 of the Qt libraries. I have therefore upgraded Qt to Qt4.7.1 and recompiled both Stellarium and the Example Plugin. Just to be sure, I also cleared the CMake cache and downloaded the plugin GNU tarball and did a freash build. Unfortunately I still got the same problem.

I also updated the Stellarium source in Bazar (now at version 4867), cleared the CMake cache and re-compilled again but it made no difference.

I can also add that on Windows I have gettext 0.14.4, libiconv 1.9.2-1 and zlib 1.2.3.

To me this seems to have ruled out:

- Qt library version
- Example Plugin version
- Stellarium version

The only common item here appears to be Windows. I will go through the compile steps again on a real XP installation to rule out some odd behaviour due to running in a VM.



On 18/01/2011 13:30, Reaves, Timothy wrote:
For your StelDialog, have you renamed it something like MyPluginStelDialog, and insured your dialog subclasses this?

On 18/01/2011 17:52, Bogdan Marinov wrote:
On my Windows XP SP3, with Qt 4.7.1, I built ExampleDialog straight
out of the repository and it worked without a problem. I don't know
why it causes a crash on your system.

Bogdan

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