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VisIt : Powerful open source visualization tool

Discussion in 'Porting New Software' started by arashghasemi, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. arashghasemi

    arashghasemi New Member

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    Sadly VisIt (https://wci.llnl.gov/codes/visit/about.html) hasn't been ported to FreeBSD so far. This completely open source package has many Linux users, and is extremely robust for scientific visualization. just wondering if there is any chance that I get it working on my box. thanks
    Arash

    P.S : I kind of went through compiling from the source but it seems to me it has so many dependencies that I stopped doing it completely. any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Porter's Handbook
     
  3. arashghasemi

    arashghasemi New Member

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    Thanks SirDice, I'm note sure if I can make a new port for VisIt. I think the handbooks that you sent is pretty technical and I'll need couple of days to understand the bare bones. Can you make this port for us? appreciates anyway
     
  4. UNIXgod

    UNIXgod New Member

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    arashghasemi ~ here is more information for you as well.

    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/articles/contributing-ports/article.html

    I'm not sure if this forum is a place to request new ports. There are mailing lists that may pull in requests for new ports. Here is another link that may be useful for you:

    http://www.freebsd.org/support.html

    ~
     
  5. Dereckson

    Dereckson New Member

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    arashghasemi, creating a port could be an interesting challenge, helping you to better understand how FreeBSD (especially the directory structure) or Makefile work.

    Look the chapter III (Quick porting), it will give you a summary of the required steps.

    You can get assistance on IRC: EFNet #bsdports



    UNIXgod, well the trick is to get the attention of the right person at the right moment. It worked for everypot, who wanted a Bar Graph/Chart Generator port.