|Bill Allombert on Tue, 07 May 2013 00:23:06 +0200|
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|Re: updated windows installer for PARI|
On Mon, May 06, 2013 at 11:49:47PM +0200, Karim Belabas wrote: > * Bill Allombert [2013-05-06 21:01]: > > On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 12:12:24AM -0400, jacques G wrote: > > > > I tested on some windows server 2008 and CTRL-C worked fine. > > > > > > 1. On my VISTA laptop, CTRL-C just rings the bell, while other > > > readline controls seem to work fine. A cheap solution is > > > decreasing the stack size, so a runaway computation > > > (such as an impossible task) will stop when memory is low, sooner. > > > > Further experiment by Jacques shows that disabling readline > > (with e.g. default(readline,0)) fix this issue and the one with > > the cursor. > > > > So I plan to add to gprc.txt > > readline=0. > > This would be unfortunate. Yes, but at least this does not preclude the user to activate readline if it works on its system. > Maybe we could try to understand > what exactly goes wrong with MinGW's readline (or termcap ?). Seemingly incompatibility with Vista terminal. > - preliminary testing: does e.g. MSYS bash work out-of-the box ? > > - how exactly did you get libreadline.a for MinGW ? I cross-compiled it together with libtermcap. > - we could try linking with libncurses instead of libtermcap > [ a while ago, the cygwin readline port used ncurses instead of termcap; > the latter was broken ] ncurses does not work on mingw. > - we could try a few different versions of readline This is problematic: I could not get older version to build with Mingw. > - if nothing works and readline + MinGW remain broken maybe somebody > knows a *good* simple terminal that we could include in the installer The major issue is that it works fine under wine and under MS server 2008, which is the only version I can easily try. So basically I cannot reproduce the issue. On the other hand there are various report of similar issues with readline and windows on the net. Cheers, Bill.