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** First you'll need CMake: get the latest release [http://www.cmake.org/HTML/Download.html here]
** First you'll need CMake: get the latest release [http://www.cmake.org/HTML/Download.html here]
** Then you can get vtk: follow the instructions to download the CVS source code on this [http://www.vtk.org/get-software.php page]
** Then you can get vtk: follow the instructions to download the CVS source code on this [http://www.vtk.org/get-software.php page]
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** '''(Skip this step if you don't need to run CORIE workflows)''' Follow [[ExtraVTKFIles|these instructions]] to add CORIE and other needed files to VTK.
** To compile VTK follow the instructions in the file ''README.html'' in the root of VTK directory tree
** To compile VTK follow the instructions in the file ''README.html'' in the root of VTK directory tree
** On configuring CMake, make sure that the variables VTK_WRAP_PYTHON, VTK_USE_GUISUPPORT, VTK_USE_DISPLAY, VTK_USE_CARBON are ON and VTK_USE_QVTK, VTK_USE_COCOA, VTK_USE_X are OFF
** On configuring CMake, make sure that the variables VTK_WRAP_PYTHON, VTK_USE_GUISUPPORT, VTK_USE_DISPLAY, VTK_USE_CARBON are ON and VTK_USE_QVTK, VTK_USE_COCOA, VTK_USE_X are OFF

Revision as of 23:21, 13 January 2007

  • Make sure you have xcode installed. If you don't have it, get it here (You'll need a Mac Developer Account)
  • Install Python
    • Mac Intel comes with Python 2.3.5. We need Python 2.4. There is a Universal Binary available here
    • Maybe your path variable was not updated. Using Finder, go to Applications > MacPython 2.4 . There is a script there called Update Shell Profile.command that adds the new Python to your .bash_profile.
    • You can test the installation typing python -V in the shell. You should see Python 2.4.3
  • Install Python Extensions
    • To get memory information on mac, PyXml is needed and a binary package is available here
    • fpconst and SOAPpy are also required for using web services. fpconst is available here. SOAPpy is available here
    • In order to use the Log feature, you need to install MySQLdb (also available as a binary package)
  • Install VTK CVS version (Skip this step if you won't use VTK)
    • First you'll need CMake: get the latest release here
    • Then you can get vtk: follow the instructions to download the CVS source code on this page
    • (Skip this step if you don't need to run CORIE workflows) Follow these instructions to add CORIE and other needed files to VTK.
    • To compile VTK follow the instructions in the file README.html in the root of VTK directory tree
    • On configuring CMake, make sure that the variables VTK_WRAP_PYTHON, VTK_USE_GUISUPPORT, VTK_USE_DISPLAY, VTK_USE_CARBON are ON and VTK_USE_QVTK, VTK_USE_COCOA, VTK_USE_X are OFF
    • It is recommended to create a environment variable called PYTHONPATH
      • export PYTHONPATH=<path/to/vtk_build>/Wrapping/Python:<path/to/vtk_build>/bin:.
  • Install Qt 4.2.0 or above
    • You can get the open source version for MAC here
    • Uncompress the file and inside the uncompressed directory run configure then make and finally sudo make install
    • Add the usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.1.4/bin to the PATH variable
  • Install GraphViz
    • There are Mac OS X builds of nightly snapshots here
  • Install SIP
    • Get the stable release version available here. (The latest snapshot version is here)
    • Uncompress the file, and inside the directory, type python configure.py. Then make and make install
  • Install PyQt4
    • Get the stable version, available here. (The latest snapshot version is here)
    • Uncompress the file, and inside the directory, type python configure.py. Then make and make install
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