Anyone here ever build/install FAUST successfully on Windows?

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ccDuckett
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515 posts since 15 Jun, 2011 from Betwixt or between

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:01 am

Win 7 x64 SP1 here. I've tried installing with the most recent binary (after seemingly installing just fine, creates a Faust folder with Uninstall and nothing else), and I've tried building it from source, after making sure I had installed the listed dependencies, and I'm getting missing file or flat-out code errors, that, after putting on my detective hat, surprisingly aren't the result of anything egregiously dumb or forgetful on my part...

Love the concept behind FAUST as a language- but, for myself, in order to actually accomplish anything worth waving a mouse at, it's best to toss whatever I think I know, and begin at the beginning- and for me, that means "Let's see if you can manage to get a mistake-free HelloWorld on my system and take it from there", their snazzy browser-based environment showcase aside.

Any and all help much appreciated.
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BertKoor
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Re: Anyone here ever build/install FAUST successfully on Windows?

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:17 pm

https://faust.grame.fr/doc/manual/index.html # a-quick-tour-of-the-faust-targets
TODO: say something about the fact that faust2 scripts only works on the Mac and Linux
Well well... Maybe try a VM with linux then.
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hibrasil
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804 posts since 24 Jun, 2002 from UK

Re: Anyone here ever build/install FAUST successfully on Windows?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:42 am

yes.

have integrated faust in iPlug2, and whilst it's not yet working that smoothly on windows, I have been able to e.g. use faust.exe to compile a .dsp to .cpp

https://github.com/iPlug2/iPlug2/tree/m ... ugFaustDSP

a lot of faust developent these days is around web audio stuff, e.g. this nice IDE: http://faust.grame.fr/ide

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MadBrain
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Re: Anyone here ever build/install FAUST successfully on Windows?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:00 am

BertKoor wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:17 pm
https://faust.grame.fr/doc/manual/index.html # a-quick-tour-of-the-faust-targets
TODO: say something about the fact that faust2 scripts only works on the Mac and Linux
Well well... Maybe try a VM with linux then.
Strange selection of platforms.

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ccDuckett
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Re: Anyone here ever build/install FAUST successfully on Windows?

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:04 pm

Thanks for the replies, folks. I will begin my assault anew ;)
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chowdsp
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Re: Anyone here ever build/install FAUST successfully on Windows?

Post Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:59 pm

I was able to install Faust with much difficulty through my git bash console. I ended up reinstalling through msys2 (https://www.msys2.org/) which was much much easier.

As noted above, the web platforms are really good. I often just write all my Faust code through the web IDE and then just export to C++, JUCE, or directly to a VST from there. That said, for more heavy usage it can be nice to have Faust installed locally.

Let me know if you need help, I'd be happy to assist!

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whyterabbyt
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28205 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: Anyone here ever build/install FAUST successfully on Windows?

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:32 am

MadBrain wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:00 am
BertKoor wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:17 pm
https://faust.grame.fr/doc/manual/index.html # a-quick-tour-of-the-faust-targets
TODO: say something about the fact that faust2 scripts only works on the Mac and Linux
Well well... Maybe try a VM with linux then.
Strange selection of platforms.
Well, the 'faust2 scripts' are 'faust to <platform> scripts', and if you look further you can see that some of them eg faust2faustvst, faust2api you can see that windows is flagged as supported.

but having a look, most of these are bash scripts and the like. windows doesn't have bash by default.

plus a lot of the targets that are unsupported are fairly unix-y.
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