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Google Code-in 2012 BRL-CAD

Compile BRL-CAD using GCC 4.8

completed by: Ambar Pal

mentors: Sean

BRL-CAD builds pervasively on a number of different operating systems, hardware, and compilers.  We actively seek out new compilation environments and like to get them working as best as we can.  We regularly build with Microsoft Visual Studio (the professional one you have to pay for), GCC, and a number of other compilers.  One we have not tested is the upcoming trunk version, GCC 4.8 

This task involves attempting to compile BRL-CAD using the latest trunk version of GCC.  You'll need to download our source code, CMake, and install GCC 4.8 (outside the scope of this task!).  Compile BRL-CAD using GCC 4.8 and keep notes of everything you do along the way.  You'll report back any failures and otherwise document all the steps you take.  Submit a complete build log and your notes documenting everything you did.  Join IRC to discuss your progress and let us help.

Bonus points if you make any fixes that get it working.


  • (precompiled mac binaries that might work)