Why does the news decoder produce html-pages with
error messages under Linux?
The news decoder requires a zlib version >= 1.2.0 . Under
Linux it is checked if libz.so is already available without checking
the version. If an older
version of zlib is on the library search path, for example a library
shipped with Matlab, this error can occur. Delete the old library from
the search path or replace them by a newer one, or change "make.m" in
"src/textdecoding" to force compilation of zlib, in order to overcome
Using Matlab R12 there seems to be a memory leak and
Diorama crashes with an "out of memory" message. How can this problem
It's a Matlab R12 memory leak in the matrix
multiplication implementation. Solution:
All parts necessary to build Diorama are freely available. You need
administrator rights to install the packets.
Is it possible to build Diorama without MS Visual Studio under Windows?
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
Platform SDK (Core SDK)
.NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package
.NET Framework SDK Version 1.1
9.0 Complete Software Development Kit (SDK)
Install these packets according to the installation instructions. After
that, you have to update some system variables. In the following it is
assumed that the path chosen to install the packets in was
"X:\path_to\" and the system disk identifier is "S:\"
The file "cvtres.exe" is installed into a system directory. I found it
of the system disk. Look for the this file with the search function and
add the path to your PATH variable. (Start > Settings > Control
Panel > System > Advanced > Environment Variables on Win2k).
X:\path_to\Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit 2003\bin;
to your PATH variable.
to your INCLUDE variable, or create it with these values.
The folder "Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003" is created in the
program folder of the system disk, for example
S:\program files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\
Add the following strings to your LIB variable, or create it with these
S:\program files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Vc7\lib
In all these packets the import library "msvcprt.lib" for "msvcp71.dll"
is missing and has to be created by hand. Copy "msvcprt.def" into
change to this folder with the command line and execute
link /lib /def:msvcprt.def /machine:x86
You can read how to create "msvcprt.def" at http://libsh.org/win32/build.html
Now you have to configure Matlab to use the correct compiler. On the
Matlab prompt execute the following:
>> mex -setup
Answer the first question with 'n', choose the newest MS Compiler from
list and answer the following questions with 'y'. Matlab tells you
where the new "mexopts.bat" file is located. Open this file with a text
editor and you will find a line like:
set MSVCDir=Y:\program files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VCxx
or similar. Change this line to
set MSVCDir=X:\path_to\Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit 2003\
and save the file. (There may emerge some variables pointing to
non-existent directories, but for our purposes these are not important,
so don't care about that.)
Now everything is completely configured and you can install Diorama by
on the Matlab prompt in the Diorama base directory.
Some packets are just needed for single libraries or header files. So
you could also install one after the other and inspect the compiler
error messages to see which libraries are actually needed. Maybe some
libraries are already installed on your system.