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Google Code-in 2012 BRL-CAD

Update our VM disk image

completed by: Cezar

mentors: Sean

If you're read our page, then you're probably familiar with our virtual disk image that helps users get started:


This task involves updating that disk image so that it contains an up-to-date version of BRL-CAD.  Update the provided README-VM.txt file so that it's even more simple and easy to use the image.  Remove references to the Google Summer of Code (it's really for anyone).  Remove any unnecessary information.  Most importantly, update the sources to and install of BRL-CAD contained within the disk image.  To do that, you need to be familiar with Subversion.  Make sure it compiles and installs cleanly (run make clean like our configuration notes describe).

Pay close attention to everything that you do within the VM as that will be contained within the disk image.  Keep a log of EVERYTHING you do to the image and the documentation and submit that text file here (along with an external link to your updated image, it's too big to upload to the GCI melange website).

You can submit the updated image to our patches tracker on Sourceforge.

You need to be meticulous to complete this task successfully.  If you're not a stickler that can pay attention to details, do not try to take this task on.