Compile BRL-CAD with GCC trunk
completed by: Vamshi Balanaga
mentors: Jacob B, Ch3ck
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.
This task involves attempting to compile BRL-CAD using the latest and greatest version of GNU's C compiler (GCC) directly from their source repository. You'll need to download our source code, CMake, checkout the GCC source code, and compile your compiler. It's not complicated, but will take some time to compile GCC if you never have done so from scratch before. Once you get GCC built, then it's time to compile BRL-CAD. 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.
We will create follow-on tasks if you make any fixes that get the build working. You MUST first compile BRL-CAD successfully with any other compiler before claiming this task.