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Unix Installation and Testing

Building OMhelp requires that a C, C++ compiler and cmake version 2.8 or greater are in your execution path. These are some other optional requirements listed below:

Using the srcfile command is optional. If you are using this command, you will need the source-highlight library which in turn requires the boost_regex library.

The current version of source-highlight does not support Octave source code ( *.m ). Adding Octave to the list supported by source-highlight is optional. The script can be used for this purpose.

flex, bison
Changing the src/omhelp.y, latex.y, or latex.l file is optional. If you are doing this, you will need flex and bison in your execution path.

Download OMhelp
Use the following link to download this version: omhelp-20160926.tar.gz

Create Distribution Directory
Use the command
     tar -xzf omhelp-20160926.tar.gz
to decompress and extract the unix format version into the distribution directory

CMake Command
Execute the following commands:
     cd omhelp-20160926
     mkdir build
     cd build
     cmake \
          -D boost_regex_prefix=
boost_regex_prefix  \
          -D source_highlight_prefix=
source_highlight_prefix  \
          -D have_flex_and_bison=
have_flex_and_bison \
          -D omhelp_prefix=
omhelp_prefix  \
          -D omhelp_datadir=
omhelp_datadir  \
          -D omhelp_c_flags=
omhelp_c_flags  \
          -D omhelp_build_type=
omhelp_build_type \
Only the program name cmake, and the distribution directory reference .., are required. The other entries use default values if they are not specified.

The default value for boost_regex_prefix is /usr. This prefix assumes the boost regex library is installed as one of the following:

The default value for source_highlight_prefix is /usr. This prefix installs the source-highlight library in one of the following:

If you have these flex, bison , you should specify this value as YES. Otherwise, you should use NO (the default).

The default value for omhelp_prefix is /usr; i.e., by default the OMhelp executable is installed in
If you do not have write permission for /usr, you must specify a prefix . If omhelp_prefix/bin is not in your path, you will have to specify the entire path omhelp_prefix/bin/omhelp when you execute it.

The data files used by OMhelp are installed in
The default value for omhelp_datadir is share.

These are extra flags, besides the debug and release flags, that are used during compilation. The default value for omhelp_c_flags is none.

This should be either debug (compile for debugging) or release (compile for speed). The default, if it is not specified, is debug.

Build Executable
In the directory omhelp-20160926/build execute the following command
This should build the program
If you are using Cygwin or MinGw, the file omhelp may possibly be omhelp.exe. If you have fortran, and CMake can figure out how to link C to Fortran, the following program will also be built

OMhelp Documentation
It is no longer necessary to build the OMhelp developer and user documentation before installing OMhelp; i.e., you can skip these steps.

Developer Documentation
Starting in the omhelp-20160926 directory, the following commands create the developer documentation in the directory omhelp-20160926/dev:
     mkdir dev
     cd dev
     ../build/src/omhelp ../src/omh/omhelp.omh > ../ \
          -noframe -xml -debug -omhelp_dir ../omhelp_data
     cd ..
This should complete without error, and so also functions as a test of the distribution.

User Documentation
Starting in the omhelp-20160926 directory, the following commands create the user documentation in the directory omhelp-20160926/doc:
     mkdir doc
     cd doc
     ../build/src/omhelp ../omh/overview.omh -noframe -xml -debug \
          -omhelp_dir ../omhelp_data
This should complete without error, and so also functions as a test of the distribution.

Install OMhelp
In the directory omhelp-20160926/build execute the following command
     make install

Getting Started
You can build the multiple_example_1 subtree of the OMhelp user documentation by executing the following commands starting in the omhelp-20160926 directory:
     mkdir xam
     cd xam
omhelp_prefix/bin/omhelp ../omh/getstarted/multiple_example_1.omh
Note that if omhelp_prefix/bin is in you execution path, you can use the command
     omhelp ../omh/getstarted/multiple_example_1.omh
See the get_started section for more examples.

Spelling List
The OMhelp utility files are stored in the omhelp-20160926/omhelp_data directory. The spelling lists below are a subset of these files.

The file omhelp-20160926/omhelp_data/english.wrd is a list of standard english words. The words must be in alphabetic order, lower case, and contain only letters. For example,
A default english.wrd file is distributed with OMhelp.

The file omhelp-20160926/omhelp_data/local.wrd is an optional list of special words, not in english.wrd that are to be considered correctly spelled. These words must also be in alphabetic order, lower case, and contain only letters.

OMhelp combines the files english.wrd and local.wrd to form
If you make any changes to english.wrd or local.wrd, the file dictionary.bin should be deleted. A new dictionary.bin that combines the words english.wrd and local.wrd can be created and installed by executing following commands in the omhelp-20160926 directory:
     rm omhelp_data/dictionary.bin
     cd build/omh/getstarted
     ../../src/omhelp \
          ../../../omh/getstarted/simple_example.omh \
          -omhelp_dir ../../../omhelp_data
     cd ../..
     make install

Vim Editor
The following vim editor syntax highlighting files are installed in:
If you copy the respective files to
you will be able to use OMhelp syntax highlighting. The vim commands
     :syntax on
     :set syntax=omhelp
will turn on OMhelp syntax highlighting for the file you are currently editing. You could convert back to the original highlighting by executing the command
     :echo &filetype
     :set syntax=%filetype%
where filetype is the value echoed by the :echo &filetype command. You may also want to automatically turn on vim syntax highlighting. You can do this by placing the following text in the file .vimrc in your home directory:
     :syntax on

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