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Running XDS M2 on Win7 6bit

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I have recently tried to install 2.51 and 2.60 on a couple of different Win7 64bit boxes and run into trouble.

I tried 2.51 first on one followed by 2.60 (and vice versa on the other). Same outcome both times.

The compiler doesn't like source files on paths containing space characters " ". eg in "My Documents"

This is easily worked around. (it truncates the source file path at the first blank space)

Unfortunately then the link step fails with "Severe Error: file open error: "xc.tem" no such file.

I have made the file xc.tem in \bin world r/w/m/e and tried running as full admin but no joy.

It all works fine under XP, but it would be nice to have it run on Win7 64 bit. I haven't tried it on 32bit Win7.

I also found a minor bug in the TS compatibility library for FIO but it can be worked around using XDS\FileSys

(the FIO.ReadFirstEntry() call dies horribly if the wildcard pattern matches no files)

Thanks for any enlightenment or suggestions how to get it working.

Martin Brown

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> I have recently tried to install 2.51 and 2.60 on a couple of different Win7 64bit boxes and run into trouble.

> I tried 2.51 first on one followed by 2.60 (and vice versa on the other). Same outcome both times.

Strange! I've never encountered problems with either 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7. I install XDS in

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Xds, and everything seems to work.

> The compiler doesn't like source files on paths containing space characters " ". eg in "My Documents"

> This is easily worked around. (it truncates the source file path at the first blank space)

If you think that is the problem, try using an 8.3 name (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/142982)

> Unfortunately then the link step fails with "Severe Error: file open error: "xc.tem" no such file.

> I have made the file xc.tem in \bin world r/w/m/e and tried running as full admin but no joy.

> It all works fine under XP, but it would be nice to have it run on Win7 64 bit. I haven't tried it on 32bit Win7.

> I also found a minor bug in the TS compatibility library for FIO but it can be worked around using XDS\FileSys

(the FIO.ReadFirstEntry() call dies horribly if the wildcard pattern matches no files)

> Thanks for any enlightenment or suggestions how to get it working.

> Martin Brown

Regards, excbv

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