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Google Code-in 2013 BRL-CAD

Compile BRL-CAD with GCC 4.8.2+

completed by: Jacob Burroughs

mentors: erikg

RL-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 infrequently test is the latest GCC 4.8 line. 

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 4.8.2+ (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.

We will create follow-on tasks if you make any fixes that get the build working.


  • (precompiled mac binaries that might work)