Issue #34 new

Coin3D for Windows

Francois Faure
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Hello, I usually install Coin3D on Ubuntu using the packaging system and it works fine, but now I am trying to install it on Windows and I am getting into trouble. It seems that page is not up to date. There is no installer on the download page, only a bunch of archives, all of them seem incomplete. For instance, none of them contains SoWin.h or SoQt.h So my question is: how to use Coin3D on Windows ? Best regards, FF

Comments (3)

  1. Amit Aronovitch

    We have seen no activity from original devs for some time, so I guess it is time for the community to try handling existing issues ourselves...

    Indeed, it seems like the binary distributions available on this project contain only the core library. I think SoWin.h is from the SoWin repository ( and SoQt.h is probably from the SoQt repository, although it seems that SoQt had been deprecated by Quarter ( We need to compile these projects and add them to the binary distribution.

    I have created a fork project, in which I want to merge some of the existing pull requests. Currently I have merged fspindle's support for msvc10 and some minor fixes. The download file I provide there contains only the binary Win32 (vc10) version of coin and the simage library (no Win/Qt support yet). If you (or anyone else) wish to contribute and add more Coin3D sub-projects to the distribution, please open an issue in my fork project, and I will merge your code, or give you push permissions so you can do so yourself.

  2. Thomas Flynn

    Hey, From my experience with SoQt some of the header files, including SoQt.h, are constructed at compile time. This was done as a way to share code across different projects in the system.

  3. Alexey Pavlov

    I see not many activity on this projects and I get forks. I'm update most projects autotools to latest with deprecation of MSVC target for autotools. I don't think that anybody build Coin for Windows under Cygwin using MSVC compiler. Also I fix building for mingw-w64 targets. I'm developer of MSYS2 ( project (modern fork of Cygwin) and have great mingw-w64 package repositories. My repos contain Coin3d binaries for mingw-w64 targets.

    Regards, Alexey.

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