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Portability

Cora is written in standard ANSI C, and thus should compile with any ANSI C compiler. The PGPLOT library that cora uses for graphical input/output, is available for a large range of architectures, as well as the GTK+ library for the GUI.

If the GTK+ library is not available, it is still possible to compile and use the command-line cora_fit application without the GUI.

To build the cora package, the source files must be compiled with a C compiler, but linking with the PGPLOT libraries typically requires a Fortran compiler. Evidently, the two must 'fit together', i.e., the Fortran compiler must understand the compiled object code produced by the C compiler. The combination of the GNU gcc/g77 C/Fortran compilers works well. Other combinations (i.e., proprietary compilers of your system vendor) may require arcane command-line switches. The configure script knows some of them, but if your compilers are not among the supported ones, you may need to dig in your man pages ...
The configure script is tested for Suse Linux and Solaris, but should be compatible with other platforms. In case of problems, please contact us, we will be very willing to add your platform to the list of tested platforms.


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Jan-Uwe Ness
2003-05-23