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SageAppliance not more maintained after 8.1?

asked 2019-09-12 21:49:45 +0200

Antlab gravatar image

Hi all. I am coming back to Sage after a long time. Working under Windows, I used Sage under VirtualBox without particular problems. Now I see that there exist direct Windows binaries, but with some limitations (e.g. it is not possible to install further packages). So I tried to also download the latest SageAppliance, but I noticed that, while completely absent in many mirrors, in some of them there is still at maximum the old 8.1.ova. So I would like to ask if the virtual appliances are not more maintained, and if for Windows it is mandatory to use the binaries, with the present limitations. Thanks.

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FWIW it is possible now to install optional packages on Windows, though not all packages will install out-of-the-box, as they have not all been tested on Windows.

Iguananaut gravatar imageIguananaut ( 2019-09-13 16:05:18 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-09-13 10:35:57 +0200

tmonteil gravatar image

Volker (the current release manager of Sage) used to build this on his laptop, so perhaps he just stopped to do so since there is now the cygwin build, see!top... Let me ask for more details.

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answered 2019-09-13 11:14:58 +0200

OVA is more awkward than the Cygwin build, so that's why it stopped. You might want to try Sage 8.8

Or if you comfortable with VirtualBox (or other VM) on Windows, you may just build Sage there from source.

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Hi. I already installed Sage 8.8 from the Windows installer. Are there instructions for building the SageAppliance from 8.8 sources for using in VirtualBox? Thanks.

Antlab gravatar imageAntlab ( 2019-09-13 21:43:15 +0200 )edit

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