Dear SIP co-developers,
It is with much joy that I present you with a new SIP development release!!
This release exhibits a herculean rewrite of the build process! It is
now totally based on GNU autotools. That means you compile it like:
And it automatically looks for installed libraries! Also, it
installs in both Scilab 2.6 and 2.7. There's no more need to tweak
"Makeso.incl". If any errors occurs, they are well diagnosed by
configure. In addition, SIP should now be easily ported to many
Another change is the separation of the core C routines into an
independent C library, called AnImaL (An Imaging Library). This
library is required if you are to build SIP from source. Now SIP
is just the interfaces to Scilab for the AnImaL library, together
with Scilab scripts. There is no "src/cybervis" directory anymore.
Please download SIP-dev from siptoolbox.sourceforge.net/devel, read
the INSTALL.txt file that comes with SIP and try to install it in your
Linux/Unix/MacOSX/Freebsd/etc, and send any bugs and comments to this
list. In the next few days I plan to launch a new stable release with
binaries for both Linux and Windows, so any help will be more than
Please note that compilation from source is now much more robust, but
it is not so easy for the average user. The binaries will be much
easier to install, and will not require any external software (at
the cost of some extra megabytes). I will try to release them today.
I haven't yet included the contributions from Leandro and Jocelyn.
This will be done shortly, I promise.
Ricardo Fabbri, Cybernetic Vision Research Group, USP, Brazil.
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