Does anybody have sucessfully installed GNU Radio on Windows

Hi,

OK, I really don’t know what to do with that GNU Radio. I tried to
install
it many times with CygWin and MinGW but no success, this is why I have
this
question: does anybody have sucessfully installed GNU Radio on Windows
OS (on
the site of Ettus R. it’s written: it works under Win 7, XP …)?
or maybe
everybody is working under Linux and I shouldn’t tryto install GNU Radio
on
Windows because I waste my time as I did in the last 3 month. One may
ask why
Windows and not Linux: because this is the OS I’m used to and I found it
very
easy to make any kind of software for my projects. Thank you very much
for any
answer. Maybe after 3 month finally I will be able to see a signal on my
screen,
that would be one of the biggest miracles in the world. If it will not
start
than I will throw it away and find other hardware that is more Windows
friendly
(DLL drivers and others) and that will help me to make some real world
applications because I don’t want to use it only to see some signals I
want to
get and send real data (data packages).

Best Regards,
Matt Dunstan.

On Fri, 2010-10-29 at 13:54 -0700, Matt Dunstan wrote:

Hi,

OK, I really don't know what to do with that GNU Radio. I tried to

install it many times with CygWin and MinGW but no success, this is
why I have this question: does anybody have sucessfully installed GNU
Radio on Windows OS (on the site of Ettus R. it’s written: it
works under Win 7, XP …)?

Yes. Some people have successfully run Gnuradio under Windows. Most
people are using Linux as it is better-supported. The installation
process might not be as straightforward as under Linux. The Ettus UHD
drivers work on Windows.

to see some signals I want to get and send real data (data packages).
Asking specific questions (“when I do X it gives Y instead of the
expected Z: here are the things I tried, and here are the relevant
configuration files”) will probably net better results than “has anyone
else gotten it to work”. Good questions tend to get answered, and
specific bugs brought to our attention tend to get fixed.

–n

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 01:54:19PM -0700, Matt Dunstan wrote:

answer. Maybe after 3 month finally I will be able to see a signal on my screen,
that would be one of the biggest miracles in the world. If it will not start
than I will throw it away and find other hardware that is more Windows friendly
(DLL drivers and others) and that will help me to make some real world
applications because I don’t want to use it only to see some signals I want to
get and send real data (data packages).

Best Regards,
Matt Dunstan.

Hi Matt,

This is a follow up to Nick’s answer.

GNU Radio, like most free software projects, is supported by volunteer
efforts. It is the case that most active developers here tend to
favor the *nix platforms, for reasons quite similar to yours, plus a
lot having to do with freedom. But that’s a different conversation.

That said, we do try to avoid doing anything that would make GNU Radio
NOT work on any platform, including the variety of Microsoft OS’s. We
have users running under Linux (or course), but also OS/X and BSD too.
We also have active users running on x86, x86-64, PPC (32 and 64-bit)
and ARM, so the system as a whole has proven to be quite portable.

If you are interested in better support under Windows, then you, or
perhaps somebody you know, are probably in the best position to make
that happen. We would be delighted to have good, solid support for
Windows, but that’s going to take some effort from somebody. There
are many experts on this list who are masters in multiple domains.
At least some of them have deep knowledge of the guts of GNU Radio and
have substantial experience with portability concerns surrounding big,
complex s/w systems. If you ask good questions, there’s a pretty good
chance that these folks will step up to answer your questions.

If you’re interested in helping with windows issues, we’d love to have
your assistance. This is all about growing a bigger pile of high
quality free software.

Finally, we’ve found that the suggestions mentioned in the link below
have worked well at soliciting quality responses on this mailing list.

http://gnuradio.org/redmine/wiki/1/ReportingErrors

Thanks for writing. Sorry to hear about your pain.
We’d love to have better support on windows. Perhaps you could help?

Eric

How about USRP2 and UHD?

Cheers,
Dave

----- Original Message ----
From: Don W. [email protected]
To: Matt Dunstan [email protected]; discuss gnuradio
[email protected]
Sent: Mon, 1 November, 2010 1:28:26
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Does anybody have sucessfully installed
GNURadio
on Windows

Matt Dunstan wrote:

OK, I really don’t know what to do with that GNU Radio. I tried to install
it many times with CygWin and MinGW but no success, this is why I have this
question: does anybody have sucessfully installed GNU Radio on Windows OS

Yes, I have installed it on Windows many times using both Cygwin and
MinGW, and
run it on Windows routinely.

(on
the site of Ettus R. it’s written: it works under Win 7, XP …)? or
maybe
everybody is working under Linux and I shouldn’t try to install GNU Radio on
Windows because I waste my time as I did in the last 3 month.

Have you followed the instructions at
http://gnuradio.org/redmine/wiki/gnuradio/CygwinInstallMain or
http://gnuradio.org/redmine/wiki/gnuradio/MingwInstallMain? Have you
asked for
help? It is true that both Cygwin and MinGW and the required
third-party
libraries can change over time and cause things to stop working, but if
you
report problems to this list someone will try to help.

Best regards,

– Don W.


Discuss-gnuradio mailing list
[email protected]
http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss-gnuradio

Matt Dunstan wrote:

OK, I really don’t know what to do with that GNU Radio. I tried to install
it many times with CygWin and MinGW but no success, this is why I have
this
question: does anybody have sucessfully installed GNU Radio on Windows OS

Yes, I have installed it on Windows many times using both Cygwin and
MinGW,
and run it on Windows routinely.

(on
the site of Ettus R. it’s written: it works under Win 7, XP …)? or
maybe
everybody is working under Linux and I shouldn’t try to install GNU Radio
on
Windows because I waste my time as I did in the last 3 month.

Have you followed the instructions at
http://gnuradio.org/redmine/wiki/gnuradio/CygwinInstallMain or
http://gnuradio.org/redmine/wiki/gnuradio/MingwInstallMain? Have you
asked
for help? It is true that both Cygwin and MinGW and the required
third-party libraries can change over time and cause things to stop
working,
but if you report problems to this list someone will try to help.

Best regards,

– Don W.

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