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Postby tera-scopy » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:35 pm

Anyone here that has some experience of compiling/using CGAL?

It is an open source project at

As I haven't found any ready-to-use compiled package available, I tried to compile it myself with Dev-C++(also open source at, but I found that CGAL doesn't support that compiler...

All I get is hundreds of errors. I am totally noob on that programming.

Best thing is that those open-source projects are free, but why it has to be so damn hard to get to use them.

At the moment I'm trying to learn the basics of C and C++(for dummies). Slowly it goes. But maybe some day...
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Postby Tobias » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:56 pm

Hello tera-scopy,

i tried to install cgal in past, but i had no time to test it. im also a c++ newbie...

here is an installation manual: ... manual.pdf

but i think the manual is only usefull for Linux-Users. i also tried to use it with cygwin but, i got an error msg, dont know why. Maybe Cygwin is not supported.

if u will get starting it with windows, post your way :)

nice day

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Postby johnrpm » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:02 pm

tera-scopy, I use Euphoria, its easy to use and when I go back to it after some time it is easy to pick up again, I tend to skip around from project to project, electronics and micro controllers, then mechanical stuff, then a bit of coding, ( not very good at any of them) have a look
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Postby tera-scopy » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:34 pm

Thanks for your replies.

I tried to compile CGAL also with Microsoft's Visual C++ Express, but to me that thing is even more complex than Dev C++!.

I got "C++ for dummies" -book, hoping to get some sense and maybe learn atleast the basics.

What interests me in CGAL is to see what all those algorithms do. But as it is written in C++, all files containing algorithms are tied together.
Maybe it is somehow possible to modify and "isolate" them from one another.
That's why I try to learn C++. Not to program, but to modify the existing code.


Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try.


P.S I have tried also some Basic languages:

Liberty Basic

My favorite of those is Darkbasic. But no matter what language it is,
it always takes a lot of time to get used to.


Haven't noticed those avatars before... got an idea...maybe I just powder my nose.....scan it.....and use it as my avatar....
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