Machines for CS354
You can do the projects on any machine you want, but the completed
projects must compile and run on the machines in the basement of Taylor
This course uses the OpenGL graphics API, which is a platform independent
library available on a variety of machines. MesaGL and MesaGLU are publicly
available libraries which run on UNIX, Windows and Macintoshes and which
provide an OpenGL like API. We will also use the GLUT library for windowing
functions with Mesa/OpenGL. GLUT is the OpenGL user toolkit available from
SGI, which provides a user interface toolkit to support the development
of medium scale applications.The CS department provides the MesaGL, MesaGLU,
and GLUT libraries on all public UNIX machines in the laboratories.
The following compilers and debuggers are recommended for the class projects
You can also install these free libraries on your own machine, and
work there. But remember that completed projects must compile and run on
the department machines in Taylor hall.
Compilers in the UTCS Linux machines: /usr/bin/cc or /lusr/bin/gcc
Debuggers in the UTCS Linux machines: /lusr/bin/gdb or /lusr/X11R6/bin/xxgdb
Check the Links section of the course home page for useful
Mesa/OpenGL sites on the web.
Basic OpenGL normally is already installed on most modern versions of Windows.
for installing GLUT on Windows.