BRL-CAD on Win32 or Cygwin?

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lanepierce
2008-01-08
2013-04-22
  • lanepierce
    lanepierce
    2008-01-08

    Hi.  Is there a benefit to installing in cygwin v. win32?

    Thanks!

     
    • Sean Morrison
      Sean Morrison
      2008-01-09

      Cygwin will give you a "complete" and nearly fully-functional if not fully-functional compile of BRL-CAD depending on any compilation flags you use.  It won't make MGED behave any differently, but it will provide the 350 other binary command-line applications that are part of BRL-CAD but didn't make it into the 7.8.0 Windows release.  There is a new Win32 binary release going to happen within a month or so that adds a slew of missing commands (about half of all commands) and fixes a lot of Windows-specific issues.  Win32 will generally give you a better looking/behaving binary, but feature-wise it's not really much different.

      Cheers!
      Sean