Quarks.gui empty on Windows?


will open a window but there is nothing listed.

I tried clicking on Check for Updates thinking it might just need to be populated (I’ve never opened it on this machine) and I get this error in the post window

ERROR: Failed to read quarks directory listing: https://github.com/supercollider-quarks/quarks.git
ERROR: Primitive '_FileReadLine' failed.

Am I missing a step?

Quarks automatic download requires git version control software.

However, I’ve never been able to get quarks to work automatically in Windows. The git subprocess returns with an error and then sclang hangs. (At least that was the case a couple years ago; I’m pretty sure it hasn’t changed much since then.) There are already bug reports filed.


thanks. manual downloads it is!

I use windows, and it works for me v3.11.2 for the last 4 months or so.

when you installed git did you do anything other than the defaults? it was still giving me trouble. I’m on Windows 10 Pro 20H2

No. Do you have the environment variable set? If you open SC as admin does it change?

Probably not, I didn’t know I needed to set anything. What environment variable do I need to set?

I just run Quarks.gui and get an empty window.

I think when you install git for Windows, depending on how you installed it, it should have an option to set git in your PATH. This way its global in your environment.

Otherwise try this:

Then I would re-install SuperCollider, and if that doesn’t work let me know. Also reboot.

If none of this works, is the “recompile class library” button greyed out in the Quarks window?
If you navigate to: C:\Users\<you>\AppData\Local\SuperCollider\downloaded-quarks\quarks\ and open “directory.txt” what’s in it?

I have had this problem twice last year, and there is an issue on github:

but each time I was able to resolve it.