#104 Windows Vista installation help requested

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2013-02-09
2013-02-09
Stephen Ditmore
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I'm not a programmer.
Do I need a programmer to install BRL-CAD on my Windows Vista laptop?
I've installed CMake, but the only CMakeLists.txt file is in the CMake directory under /program files/.

In the ReadMe I see I'm somewhere supposed to input:

gunzip brlcad-X.Y.Z.tar.gz
tar -xvf brlcad-X.Y.Z.tar
mkdir brlcad-build
cd brlcad-build
cmake ../brlcad-X.Y.Z -DBRLCAD_BUNDLED_LIBS=ON -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release
make
make benchmark
make regress
make install # as root, e.g. sudo make install

but I have no idea what it means, where I would enter it, and whether "#....e.g...." at the end is a command or a parenthetical remark. Perhaps I'm supposed to put this text in a file named CMakeLists.txt ...?

From the desktop icons, Archer opens and RtWizard opens after a time, but all I get when I try to open MGED is the attached. The cursor flashes but is unresponsive to keyboard or mouse.

How should I proceed?

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