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SageMath 9.1 for Windows

asked 2020-06-03 21:51:41 +0100

danielvolinski gravatar image

updated 2020-06-04 08:54:54 +0100

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Hi All,

Where can I get SageMath 9.1 for Windows? It does not appear in download mirrors.

Daniel Volinski

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if it doesn't appear in the download, why do you think there is a sagemath 9.1 for windows ready?

Masacroso gravatar imageMasacroso ( 2020-06-04 00:30:54 +0100 )edit

Because in front page, there is a link to download 9.1!

danielvolinski gravatar imagedanielvolinski ( 2020-06-04 06:24:22 +0100 )edit

@daniel I understand what you mean. Sometimes it took some time before a version of sagemath is ready, but the version 9.1 is ready for linux at this moment, this is why they made the announcement of the new version.

Masacroso gravatar imageMasacroso ( 2020-06-04 06:59:04 +0100 )edit

Strictly speaking, there is no Sagemath for Windows ; there is a port of Sagemath to Cygwin (a Linux emulation library for Windows) that comes with an installer. This is not an easy task, and some glitches may delay the production of a new version.

An alternative is to install the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and install Sagemath on top of that. With WSL1, I had some sucess with this (albeit with a long compilation time). I don't know if WSL2 (which os said to be a vast improvement) is already released in the general public : you may have to install a Windows preversion...


Emmanuel Charpentier gravatar imageEmmanuel Charpentier ( 2020-06-04 10:59:08 +0100 )edit

I've been using SageMath for Windows Native for two years now, no WSL and no virtualization. Could you please tell me if there is an estimate on the release of SageMath 9.1 for Windows Native? Thanks.

danielvolinski gravatar imagedanielvolinski ( 2020-06-04 13:09:31 +0100 )edit

Has been more than a month since the release of 9.1 for Linux and there is no release for Windows yet. Is there any change of policy regarding Windows? Have you discontinued SageMath for Windows Native? Thanks!

danielvolinski gravatar imagedanielvolinski ( 2020-06-24 19:26:16 +0100 )edit

@daniel this is the standard behavior for the windows builds, almost with every new version you need to wait some months. I dont think it has been discontinued.

Masacroso gravatar imageMasacroso ( 2020-06-26 08:23:49 +0100 )edit

@Emmanual Charpentier: The information in your last comment is a bit inaccurate. There have been SageMath for Windows releases for some time now: I know you know this because you directly referred to it. But it is what is meant by "SageMath for Windows". The fact that it uses Cygwin is a technical detail not relevant to most users (although sometimes good to be aware of for more intermediate users, especially when it comes to understanding how it maps UNIX paths to Windows paths and vice-versa).

@Masacroso: It shouldn't usually take several months, but right now I'm the only one building the Windows installer releases and I had some setbacks in my ability to build the 9.1 release. Usually it should be out within a week or so of the source release

Iguananaut gravatar imageIguananaut ( 2020-08-03 16:06:20 +0100 )edit

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answered 2020-08-03 16:06:55 +0100

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Sage 9.1 for Windows was released last week: Sorry for the long delay on this one.

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