Installing vlab on Mac OSX
The download is a DMG disk image. Opening it, you will find:
Review the README.mac.txt file and install the browser application. The instructions indicate how to add it to the Applications folder. It can also be installed in a personal directory, if that is more convenient. The raserver application should be installed in the same location, if being used.
The oofs folder should be in a separate location, however, and should only be installed once - i.e. if there is an updated version of vlab do not re-install the oofs folder, since that would overwrite any objects you had created and/or experimented with earlier. When the browser is opened, it will display a dialog box to ask for the location of your oofs directory.
See the VLAB Framework manual for information on installing the oofs structure on a remote server.
You can also run vlab and its
components from the command line; all of the executables are in the
To use the simulators lpfg, vv, and vve, you will need to have a C++ compiler installed. The easiest way to do this is to install g++, which is part of the “Command Line Tools for Xcode” package. This package can be downloaded directly from Apple at developer.apple.com/downloads.