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FreeWRL Linux Build and Install

Building and Installing a Tar archive, or from Git

Releases are generally presented in a variety of formats; one of which is usually a tar formatted archive. The latest archive is always linked in to the "download" page link on the left.

You can also download the latest FreeWRL code from Git. Note that this is "live" code, and may not be stable.

To download the code from anonymous Git go to freewrl sourceforge download page, hit the Git tab and follow the instructions for downloading the master branch (stable) or develop branch (for late breaking changes).

Requirements to compile from Git source

Packages required varies between linux distributions, but you will require:

Detailed list of requirements for Ubuntu 12.04.2 and later does exist.

Generic Build instructions

cd freewrl/freex3d
autoreconf --force --install
./configure [options - see below]
make install
/usr/local/bin/freex3d ../freewrl/tests/1.wrl

If your installation succeeded the test will show a grey cone displayed in the FreeWRL window.

Options for the ./configure line:

Eg: Harold Blount uses the line:
./configure --with-target=motif --prefix=/usr --with-fontsdir=/usr/share/fonts/bitstream-vera
for his Redhat Fedora build located here.

Ian Stakenvicius uses:

../configure --enable-plugin --disable-debug --disable-static --with-x \
   --with-target=x11 --with-fontconfig --with-statusbar=hud --without-expat \
   --with-imageconvert=/usr/bin/convert --with-unzip=/usr/bin/unzip \
   --with-wget=/usr/bin/wget --with-plugindir=/usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins
for his Gentoo builds, located in the Gentoo Portage Tree.

Making a source distribution file for a Linux distro:

After the ./configure step described above:

make dist


From circa 1999 to April 2010, the FreeWRL project was managed by John A. Stewart.

There is absolutely no warranty, express or implied for this software. For details on the conditions of use, see the FreeWRL distribution.

FreeWRL is Copyright (C) 1998, 1999...2009 Tuomas J. Lukka, John Stewart and others.

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