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Just for your information, the latest stable version of Roger’s Math Whiteboard is version 2.718.281.828

How to Get a Copy of Roger’s Math Whiteboard:

First off, determine which of the following two situations best describe your needs and then continue on accordingly:

  1. If you are a teacher/instructor/tutor/student looking to download and use Roger’s Math Whiteboard, please read the section below titled “How To Download & Use the Latest Stable Version.”
  2. If you are a developer/programmer/tester looking to download the latest development build, (which is likely to have bugs and be unstable), for the purposes of developing/testing it, please jump to near the bottom of this page and read the section titled “How To Download the Latest Dev/Testing Version.”

How To Download & Use the Latest Stable Version:

Step 1:   Determine what operating system is running on the device on which you want to use Roger’s Math Whiteboard. If you already know what operating system is running on this device, feel free to jump to the applicable section below. Otherwise, please go to www.whatsmyos.com on the device in question to find out. Once you find out what operating system is running on the device, proceed to the applicable section below:

For Devices Running Windows, Mac (OS X) or Linux:

Step 1: First download the program from this SourceForge page. It will download as a zip file. This is normal.

Step 2: Download the pre-built Electron framework from this page. You can determine exactly which file you need to download as follows:

For Windows 64-bit, download the file named “electron-v1.4.13-win32-x64.zip”

For Windows 32-bit, download the file named “electron-v1.4.13-win32-ia32.zip”

For Mac, download the file named “electron-v1.4.13-darwin-x64.zip”

For Linux 64-bit, download the file named “electron-v1.4.13-linux-x64.zip”

For Linux 32-bit, download the file named “electron-v1.4.13-linux-ia32.zip”

Step 3: Open the downloaded Electron zip file and extract it. Preferably put the extracted folder on your desktop.

Step 4: Open the zip file containing the source code for Roger’s Math Whiteboard and extract it. Preferably put the extracted folder on your desktop.

Step 5: To run the program, simply do the following:

1. Open the folder containing the Electron framework.

2. Double-click the Electron application.

3. When you get the Electron window, drag the folder containing the source code for Roger’s Math Whiteboard onto the electron window and Roger’s Math Whiteboard will start.

If you want to create a desktop shortcut to start Roger’s Math Whiteboard, see the settings dialog within the program. The command used to run the program is in there. On Windows and most Linux systems you can copy that command and use it to create a shortcut. See the tutorials below for more details.

Note: If you have trouble while going through the above installation process, here are some tutorials that go over the process in excruciating detail:

Installing on Windows: View as Animation  View as Slideshow.

Installing on Mac (OS X): View as Animation  View as Slideshow.

Installing on Linux: View as Animation  View as Slideshow.

When you need to update Roger’s Math Whiteboard, first consider writing a review on Source Forge based on your experience with the last version. Next, simply delete the folders containing the Electron framework and the source code for Roger’s Math Whiteboard and replace them with the new ones. You may also have to delete any shortcuts you created and re-create them.

If you wish to remove Roger’s Math Whiteboard, simply delete the folder containing the Electron framework, the folder containing the source code for Roger’s Math Whiteboard, and any shortcuts you created.

For Devices Running Chrome OS:

At the moment the only way for you to use Roger’s Math Whiteboard is to use the older Chrome App. You can find it here. However, remember that this older Chrome App does not include the latest features and we currently lack sufficient manpower to implement the latest features in this version. We will never remove it from the Chrome Web Store, but going forward, we only plan on developing/maintaining the desktop app built in Electron and eventually a mobile app for Android & perhaps iOS. We have made this decision because of Google’s decision to end chrome apps on Windows Mac & Linux. Fear not though, because Google is also deploying Android apps onto Chrome OS. Thus, by the time we publish an Android app, most of you will be able to use that on Chrome OS instead of the older Chrome App. In summary, you will not lose access to Roger’s Math Whiteboard, but the way in which you access it will be changing in the future. Stay tuned!

Wondering about updates? On Chrome OS updates should be automatic regardless of whether you are using the older Chrome app or, (eventually), the Android app. However, you may at some point want to update from the Chrome app to the Android app. However, this process should be fairly simple once we publish an Android app. You should, (at that point), be able to simply install the Android app and remove the Chrome app.

To Remove Roger’s Math Whiteboard from your system, simply find it’s entry in the applicable store and remove/uninstall it.

For Devices Running Android or iOS (Mobile Devices):

At the moment, we are still working on building an app for Android and perhaps for iOS as well. Thus, for the moment, devices running these operating systems cannot run Roger’s Math Whiteboard. However, we are working on changing this, so please stay tuned! Also, regarding iOS, we currently lack the funds to publish such an app. However, you can show that you want us to support this platform by donating to the cause.

For Devices Running Other or Unknown Operating Systems:

You are welcome to download the source code and experiment with it. The program is built on the Electron framework, so it should be quite portable. Be aware though, that the source code downloaded from GitHub may have bugs in it. Thus, this is more meant for experimentation than day-to-day use. You can find the link to the source code on our GitHub Links page. Also, if you are looking for the older Chrome App, you can find it at our old website. You can still download and use it even though it will not be receiving any further updates or new features.

How To Download the Latest Dev/Testing Version:

At the moment, we do not yet publish dev/testing binaries on a regular schedule. However, you are welcome to see our GitHub Links page and download the source code.

Last updated Jan 5, 2018

 

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