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bug #53631: gnuplot fails to run in MXE Octave built for win32

Submitted by:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted on:  Fri 13 Apr 2018 02:24:22 AM UTC  
Category:  Configuration and Build System Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Regression
Status:  Wont Fix Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.3.90 Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Mon 16 Apr 2018 03:43:10 PM UTC, comment #3:

I found this thread about compiling gnuplot and d2d1 (https://sourceforge.net/p/gnuplot/support-requests/227/). Apparently, in gnuplot 5.2 they introduced a Direct2D API (with corresponding system code in d2d1.dll). Windows XP does not have this DLL so it is really just about an unsupported old OS. Closing report.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sat 14 Apr 2018 11:05:49 AM UTC, comment #2:

Thats correct name for it since we use mingw-w64 for the runtime/compiler libs.

i686-w64-mingw32 = 32bit
x86_64-w64-mingw32 = 64 bit

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Fri 13 Apr 2018 02:27:37 AM UTC, comment #1:

One thing that I noticed was that when starting Octave it says:

Should the second item be -w32-?

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Fri 13 Apr 2018 02:24:22 AM UTC, original submission:

I built my own copy of Octave for Windows using MXE and the additional option --disable-windows-64 since this is for a 32-bit Windows XP VM.

A valid installer file was created and Octave installs and seems to run just fine. However, gnuplot does not work. It is listed as an available_graphics_toolkit. But when I try to switch to it, Octave complains that the version is too old.

If I go into the directory C:\Octave\Octave-4.3.90\bin and run gnuplot.exe directly then the OS complains that the dll d2d1.dll was not found.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator


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