Installing a Binary Distribution

On Windows™, MesoRD ships as an executable installer. Note that the setup utility will copy a few sample model definitions to wherever the binary was installed.

On Unix or Mac OS X™ we do not provide any binary distributions, rather you will have to compile MesoRD yourself. Don't worry, it is not difficult!, see the section called “ Building MesoRD from Source on Unix ”

If there are problems running a binary distributions, you may want to ensure that the shared libraries are found. On Unices, you can use the ldd tool to see what libraries the binary will link against during run time. If the libraries listed are not the ones you wish to use (e.g. if you want to change which OpenGL implementation to use), you can alter the run-time linkage using the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable [5]. On Windows™, the DLL:s need to be either in a standard location or in the same directory as the executing binary.

[5] Or whatever environment variable is equivalent to LD_LIBRARY_PATH on your system. On OS X it is DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH.