On Thu, 4 Jun 2015, Mark Zudeck wrote:
I am trying to get the source code and, preferably, build files for
building Gretl on Windows. I'm finding it very difficult.
The site http://gretl.sourceforge.net/win32/
says "If you want to build
gretl for Windows yourself, you can download the gretl latest source
package at" http://sourceforge.net/projects/gretl/
"and take a look in the
I went to that page, and there is a single Download button, which downloads
a setup for an executable version of the program which has no wind32
sub-directory or source files.
Then, I tried to use a CVS command line, passing module names which I had
from Sourceforge SCM repositories list at
I get "cvs checkout: Empty password used - try 'cvs login' with a real
Can somebody please tell me, step by step, how I can simply get the project
source code and, preferably, any build files for a Windows?
Sorry, the link you mention has decayed due to changes in the layout
of files on sourceforge over the years. The thing is that, over the 15
years or so that gretl has been on sourceforge, very few people have
expressed interest in building gretl on Windows. I'll make an effort
to update the links, but in the meantime you can get the current
sources, if you have command-line cvs, by doing:
cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/gretl login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/gretl co -P gretl
No password should be required.
If you're able to download the source code via CVS you should find a
win32 subdirectory with some relevant files, but these files are
primarily designed for cross-compiling for Windows on Linux.
We'd be happy to support building natively on Windows but only if one
or more Windows users are willing to help keep things up to date; the
gretl developers use Linux and we have neither time nor expertise to
maintain a proper set of Windows build files. As things stand, the
best bet for building gretl on Windows would be via mingw (and so an
emulated unix-style build).