I've been watching for it to be offered as a zip file. The
2006 Windows version used the bastard MSI installer which
isn't allowed on my computer. I can hack the package apart
but it uses a zillion files/directories which I gave up
trying to sort out. I asked if they could make it available
as a zip archive, they thought that was a good idea but
didn't have anyone willing to sort it out.
Hmm... just took a look and see that they finally got around
to offering a new Windows build. May have to try downloading
it and see just what installer they are using with it now.
They claim it is better, maybe a Nullsoft package? I can
hack those apart okay. Not today though, already wasted
enough time downloading some whoppers on dial-up...
Iggy was trying it out around a year ago using the Linux
version. I never heard how far he got with it.
The latest release uses the Nullsoft installer. It also
needs the MS .net framework (or at least part of it) and a
newer OS than NT4. So it won't run on my computer anyway.
I may be able to figure out where to stick all the files and
directories though for the old version now. Someday when I'm
really bored I may see about that :)
On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:04:46 -0700, Tim Wescott wrote:
"Wes" mentioned it last week in r.c.m, "Anyone playing with brl-cad?"
with comments "windows version which is not as full featured afaikt"
and "they offer a debian package" and link to a gcode generator
but got no responses.
Oh, yea -- check the dang archives first!!
At any rate, I've just installed it, if I find out anything interesting
I'll post it.
I really want to do a solid model of this here Cox TD 09 replacement
cylinder that I'm making, then get a drawing to pin on the wall behind
the lathe as I work. We'll see if I get that far, or if I end up
breaking out the compasses and graph paper.
I'm trying to learn. The windows version doesn't seem to be full featured.
Spent a fair
bit of time getting my Fedora Core 8 to compile.
I hope to play with how it outputs dxf or dwg files in the near future.
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