Compile BRL-CAD using Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition
completed by: codingcow-boy
mentors: Mihai Neacsu, Gauravjeet Singh
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 heavily is the new MSVC Community Edition compiler (only available for Windows)
This task involves attempting to compile BRL-CAD using the MSVC Community Edition compiler. You'll need to download our source code, CMake, and MSVC. Compile BRL-CAD 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.
We will create follow-on tasks if you make any fixes that get the build working.