Extra notes about Windows

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GeoQO On Windows Notes

GeoQO on windows does have a few oddities just because of windows itself.

GUI Usage

Gtk2 vs Tk

The Gtk2 GUI system is better than the Tk one, but I don't believe Gtk2 exists under ActiveState perl yet.

Getting the GUI to even work

The QWizard module (which is a story in itself) doesn't deal with windows properly and auto-detect it. To fix this, you need to set a varibale to get the GUI screens to show up. On the command line (before you run any geoqo commands you want GUI screens for) you can type:

 set QWIZARD_GENERATOR=Tk
 

Or, if you want to set it to that forever see: http://www.chem.gla.ac.uk/~louis/software/faq/q1.html

Command Line Usage

Single Quotes

Many of the geoqo examples use single quotes (') for quoting certain command line commands. However, windows doesn't deal with these the same way that unix does (where the documentation was written) so anytime you see single quotes, replace them with double quotes. IE:

 geoqo -s 'cache:owner_name=Yamar' -l

should be:

 geoqo -s "cache:owner_name=Yamar" -l

Equal Sign Issues

Windows does strange things with command line options that contain equal signs (=). You must quote them using double quotes when typing on windows (unix and macs don't exhibit this problem). As an example:

 geoqo -s cache:owner_name=Yamar -l

Actually will fail with an odd error. Instead quote it:

 geoqo -s "cache:owner_name=Yamar" -l

(when in doubt, quote it!)

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