An attempt at a post-install script.
# python-brlcad: Open-source solid modeling in python.
The python-brlcad module provides a way to use [brlcad](http://brlcad.org/) from inside python based on ctypes bindings. These ctypes bindings are generated during install-time using [ctypesgen](https://github.com/kanzure/ctypesgen).
` pip install -U brlcad `
` git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:kanzure/python-brlcad.git cd python-brlcad/ python setup.py install `
### installing on windows
Use either mingw or cygwin to provide gcc during installation. There is a bug in pip that causes a WindowsError to occur when installing this package, see [the bug report](https://github.com/pypa/pip/pull/1263) for more details.
Install a Windows build of gcc (probably by installing mingw and adding C:MingWbin to the PATH environment variable) and then run:
` C:\Python27\Scripts\pip.exe install --upgrade brlcad `
TODO: there may be a way to run this installation process while under msys without updating the system PATH.
Another option is to install cygwin and use cygwin gcc. However, it is important to clarify that there is no cygwin brlcad build. Using cygwin gcc is just a cheap shortcut for the Windows python installation process of python-brlcad. Mainly this trick is useful for Windows users that already have cygwin gcc.
To use cygwin gcc, start the python-brlcad install process in cygwin bash:
` /cygdrive/c/Python27/Scripts/pip.exe install --upgrade brlcad `
During the installation, ctypesgen will make use of cygwin gcc because of the cygwin $PATH environment variable.
There is no brlcad build that targets cygwin.
` nosetests `
Sorry, not yet. Check the examples/ folder.
# Known to work with..
Operating systems known to work:
- linux distros
Support for Mac OS X is planned but not yet implemented or tested.
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