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bug #55635: Octave GUI doesn't come up on windows 10 x64

Submitted by:  foni shormon <fonis>
Submitted on:  Sun 03 Feb 2019 03:27:14 PM UTC
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Installation Failure
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  lostbard
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * 4.4.1 Operating System:  * Microsoft Windows
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Thu 07 Feb 2019 06:45:53 PM UTC, comment #9: 

closing as fixed

John Donoghue <lostbard>
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Wed 06 Feb 2019 12:24:55 PM UTC, comment #8: 

You are right. The default application for the file type vbs is notepad in my machine. When I executed "cscript octave.vbs" in a powershell, it opened the octave GUI. Thanks for the help.

foni shormon <fonis>
Tue 05 Feb 2019 09:47:20 PM UTC, comment #7: 
John Donoghue <lostbard>
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Mon 04 Feb 2019 09:30:43 PM UTC, comment #6: 

I'll add that in

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Mon 04 Feb 2019 09:39:42 AM UTC, comment #5: 

Maybe we could change the target for the links in the start menu and on the desktop in the Windows installer to:
"%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\wscript.exe" C:\Octave\Octave-5.0.90\octave.vbs --force-gui

And accordingly for the CLI links.

That would avoid problems for users that changed the file association for .vbs files.

CC'ing JohnD.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Mon 04 Feb 2019 07:13:59 AM UTC, comment #4: 
Mon 04 Feb 2019 06:11:32 AM UTC, comment #3: 

My user name doesn't contain any non ascii character.

The vbs file is opened in a text editor.

foni shormon <fonis>
Sun 03 Feb 2019 07:00:44 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Foni, thanks for the report. What do you mean by

it opens up Octave.vbs file?

the vbs file should start the gui application. Does your system open the vbs file in an editor or something like this?

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Sun 03 Feb 2019 05:01:20 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Does your Windows user name contain any non-ASCII characters?

Could you please try if the problem still exists with the Octave 5.1 pre-release? You can get the Windows installer from here:

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Sun 03 Feb 2019 03:27:14 PM UTC, original submission:  

(A) I installed Octave 4.4.1 on my machine running Windows 10 x64 version. I installed it at d:\Octave.

(B) When I click the desktop shortcut "GNU Octave (GUI)" after installation, it opens up Octave.vbs file instead of opening the GUI.

(C) I can start the CLI version though by double-clicking "D:\Octave\bin\octave-cli.exe". Nothing happens if I click the desktop shortcut "GNU Octave (CLI)".

(D) I tried starting "Start GUI" from octave command line. I got the following error:

      octave:1> start GUI
      error: 'start' undefined near line 1 column 1

(E) I have installed JRE before installing Octave (using "jre-8u201-windows-x64.exe"). In the command prompt, I can successfully run java command. The following is the output of "java-version":

    C:>java -version
    java version "1.8.0_201"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_201-b09)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.201-b09, mixed mode)

(F) I got help @ https://superuser.com/questions/1401244/octave-gui-doesnt-come-up-on-windows-10-x64
     Please refer to the link for further discussion.

Please let me know if you need more information.

foni shormon <fonis>


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    2019-02-07 lostbard StatusReady For Test => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2019-02-05 lostbard StatusNeed Info => Ready For Test
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