The installation procedure discussed in the previous sections applies to all platforms (Unix, Windows, Mac OS X). There are, however, some details which pertain only to a particular platform. These issues are discussed below.
# You can override the GuessCPU results by directly setting or # unsetting the cpuopts variable, e.g., # # set cpuopts [list -march=athlon] # or # unset cpuopts #Uncomment either the ``unset cpuopts'' line to make a generic build, or else edit the ``set cpuopts'' line to an appropriate common-denominator architecture and uncomment that line.
In a similar vein, some compilers support a ``-fast'' switch, which usually creates an architecture-specific executable. The same considerations apply in this case.
An advanced alternative would be to define separate OOMMF ``platforms'' for each CPU subtype in your cluster. At a minimum, this would involve creating separate platform name files in oommf/config/names/ for each subtype, and then making copies of the appropriate oommf/config/platforms file for each new platform. The platform name files would have to be written so as to reliably detect the CPU subtype on each machine. See ``Managing OOMMF platform names'' for details on creating platform name files.
This section lists installation options for Microsoft Windows.
Note that OOMMF software determines whether it is running under Cygwin by examining the environment variables OSTYPE and TERM. If either is set to a value beginning with cygwin, the Cygwin environment is assumed. If you are using the Cygwin environment with different values for both OSTYPE and TERM, you will have to modify the config/names/cygtel.tcl file accordingly.
Be sure to read the readme.txt file in the BCC55 subdirectory of the Borland install directory. In particular, check that the bcc32.cfg and ilink32.cfg configuration files exist in the BIN subdirectory, and have appropriate contents. If you omit this step you will get error messages during the OOMMF build process relating to the inability of the Borland compiler to find system header files and libraries. You will probably also need to add the Borland BIN directory to your PATH environment variable. Some of the Borland tools are fragile with respect to spaces in their pathnames, so you should either select the Borland install directory to be one without spaces anywhere in the pathname (e.g., use C:\Borland\ instead of "C:\Program Files\Borland\"), or at least when setting the PATH use the ``8dot3'' style short name version of each component of the Borland install directory, e.g.,
PATH=C:\Progra~1\Borland\BCC55\Bin;%PATH%Use ``dir /x'' to display both the short and long versions of filenames. The Borland Developer Studio 2006 install automatically sets the path to include the long name version of the Borland BIN directory; you should manually change this via the System dialog box from the Control Panel. Select the Advanced tab, and pull up the Environment Variables sub-dialog. Edit the Path variable as discussed above; check both the ``User variables'' and the ``System variables'' settings. You will need to launch a new shell (command prompt) for the changes to take effect.
The import libraries distributed with Tcl/Tk, release 8.0.3 and later, are not compatible with the Borland C++ linker. However, the command line utility coff2omf, which is distributed with the Borland compiler, can be used to create suitable libraries from the Tcl/Tk .lib's. In the Tcl/Tk library directory (typically C:\Tcl\lib or "C:\Program Files\Tcl\lib"), issue the following commands
coff2omf tcl84.lib tcl84bc.lib coff2omf tk84.lib tk84bc.libHere tcl84.lib and tk84.lib are the input libraries (in COFF format) and tcl84bc.lib and tk84bc.lib are the new libraries (in OMF format).
If coff2omf doesn't work, you can try creating the necessary import libraries directly from the Tcl/Tk DLL's. From the Tcl/Tk library directory issue the following commands:
impdef -a tcl84bc.def ..\bin\tcl84.dll implib tcl84bc.lib tcl84bc.defThis creates the Borland compatible import library tcl84bc.lib. Repeat with ``tk'' in place of ``tcl'' to create tk84bc.lib. The ``-a'' switch requests impdef to add a leading underscore to function names. This is sufficient for the DLL's shipped with Tcl/Tk 8.4, but other releases may require additional tweaking. The module definition file output by impdef, e.g., tcl84bc.def above, is a plain text file. You may need to edit this file to add or modify entries.
At a minimum, you will have to change the program_compiler_c++ value to point to the Borland C++ compiler. The sample wintel.tcl file assumes the librarian tlib and the linker ilink32 are in the execution path, and that the Borland compatible import libraries, with names as specified above, are in the Tcl/Tk library directory. If this is not the case then you will have to make appropriate modifications. Also, you may need to add the ``-o'' switch to the linker command to force ordinal usage of the Borland compatible Tcl/Tk libraries produced in the previous step.
The Digital Mars C++ command line compilers (dmc) versions 8.50 and earlier do not successfully build this release of OOMMF. The following notes may help build OOMMF with a later release of dmc.
Unpack the dmc archive into a convenient location. The default name
for the root directory of the dmc installation area is ``dm''. Unpack
the STLport (C++ Standard Library) into the dmc installation area.
The top-level directory in the STLport archive is ``dm'', so if you
unzip this archive from the parent directory to the dmc installation
area it will naturally unpack into its standard location. Then modify
the dmc configuration to include the STL header files. The
dm\bin\sc.ini file should be edited so that the first
element of the INCLUDE path is
Next, use ``set INCLUDE'' and ``set LIBRARY'' from the DOS command prompt to check that these environment variables are either not set, or else set to values as needed by the Digital Mars compiler. (These variables names may be used by other applications, which will conflict with values expected by dmc.) To unset these variables, use the commands ``set INCLUDE='' and ``set LIBRARY=''. For convenience, you probably also want to put the dm\bin directory into your environment PATH variable.
The Digital Mars linker uses the same library format as the Borland linker, and as in that case, you will have to build compatible import libraries for the Tcl/Tk libraries. The free download from Digital Mars does not include a utility to create these import libraries. If you have purchased the compiler from Digital Mars, you can use the coff2off or implib tools for this. See the documentation for details. Another option is to use the Borland tools. See the section above on using Borland C++ for details.
You will need to uncomment the entry for the dmc compiler, and comment out the other compiler selections. (The comment character is '#'.) The configuration file assumes that the dmc compiler and associated tools are in a directory included in your environment PATH variable.
If you encounter difficulties during OOMMF start up, you may need to set the environment variable TCL_LIBRARY.
%SystemDrive%\Program Files\Tcl\lib\tcl8.0Click Set and OK to finish.
Edit the file autoexec.bat. Add a line such as the following:
set TCL_LIBRARY=C:\Program Files\Tcl\lib\tcl8.0
C:\> ftype TclScript "C:\Program Files\Tcl\bin\wish84.exe" "%1" %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9Note that the quotes are required as shown to protect spaces in pathnames. If either assoc or ftype are incorrect, view the command line help information (``assoc /?'' and ``ftype /?'') for details on making changes.
Right mouse click on the desktop to bring up the configuration dialog, and select New|Shortcut. Enter the command line necessary to bring up OOMMF, e.g.,
Click Next> and enter OOMMF for the shortcut name. Select Finish.
At this point the shortcut will appear on your desktop with either the tclsh or wish icons. Right mouse click on the icon and select Properties. Select the ShortCut tab, and bring up Change Icon... Under File Name: enter the OOMMF icon file, e.g.,
Click OK. Back on the Shortcut tab, change the Run: selection to Minimized. Click OK to exit the Properties dialog box. Double clicking on the OOMMF icon should now bring up the OOMMF application mmLaunch.
This section lists installation options for Mac OS X.
1) Check Tcl/Tk; pointer to ActiveTcl. 2) Check C++ compiler
Follow the basic installation instructions in the previous section. If the platform configuration check does not find a C++ compiler, then you will have to install one. Recent releases of Mac OS Xinclude the XCode development tools on the base OS X installation disk. These tools include the GNU C++ compiler (g++). Install the XCode tools onto your computer and then go back to the basic OOMMF installation instructions.