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New compile guide on wiki.flightgear.org

Postby daemonburrito » Sun May 11, 2014 11:42 pm

I have written a draft of a revisited compile guide.

The old one is a bit out of date. The draft introduces CMake (for osg, simgear, and flightgear), the ccmake gui, using "out-of-source" builds, a custom prefix, and avoids using root.

I think that the end result is a pretty typical dev installation, but I wanted to run it by others before I replace the old one.

If anyone finds something that needs to change, reply here or on the wiki. The draft is on my user page.

Original:
http://wiki.flightgear.org/Building_FlightGear_-_Linux#Compiling

Draft:
http://wiki.flightgear.org/User:Daemonburrito/Building_FlightGear_-_Linux
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Re: New compile guide on wiki.flightgear.org

Postby Hooray » Sun May 11, 2014 11:51 pm

thanks for doing this, really appreciated - you mentioned "root" and "export", is it Linux specific currently ? If so, what about getting it more platform-independent by teaming up with some windows folks ?
Also, have you tried the superbuild, too ?
I understand that the superbuild seems more straightforward for newcomers ?

http://wiki.flightgear.org/Superbuild
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Re: New compile guide on wiki.flightgear.org

Postby daemonburrito » Mon May 12, 2014 3:36 am

I didn't know about the superbuild... that is a really good idea, with what CMake can do.

It is the Linux compile guide that I want to update. Speaking of CMake, it looks like what I wrote for the new individual flightgear/simgear compile steps is pretty much exactly what the superbuild cmake does. I also wish that more people knew about the ccmake GUI.
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