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Google Code-in 2013 BRL-CAD

Compile BRL-CAD on Windows using Visual Studio Express

completed by: Станислав Берегов

mentors: Daniel Rossberg

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).  One we have not tried is a compile of BRL-CAD using Microsoft's free compiler, Visual Studio Express.

This task involves attempting to compile BRL-CAD on Windows using Visual Studio Express.  You'll need to download our source code, CMake, and Visual Studio Express.  Try to get BRL-CAD to compile and keep notes of what you attempt along the way.  You'll report back any failures and otherwise document all the steps you take along the way.  Submit a complete build log (whether it succeeds or fails) and your notes documenting what you did. 

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