Compile BRL-CAD using Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition and Ninja
completed by: codingcow-boy
mentors: Sean, Dishank
BRL-CAD builds pervasively on a number of different operating systems, hardware, and compilers. We actively seek out new compilation environments and like to get them working as best as we can. We regularly build with Microsoft Visual Studio (the professional one you have to pay for), GCC, and a number of other compilers. One configuration we have not tested is the combination of the new MSVC Community Edition compiler (only available for Windows) and the Ninja build tool. This task involves attempting to compile BRL-CAD using the MSVC Community Edition compiler and the Ninja build tool. You'll need to download our source code, CMake, MSVC, and Ninja. Compile BRL-CAD and keep notes of everything you do along the way. You'll report back any failures and otherwise document all the steps you take. Submit a complete build log and your notes documenting everything you did. Join IRC to discuss your progress and let us help.
We will create follow-on tasks if you make any fixes that get the build working.