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Compiling K-Mindmap is a hassle!

To compile the software first get the CGAL computational geometry library ( Download version 2.1! To make things easy install it in the directory /opt/CGAL-2.1 . After installing and compiling CGAL, you have to patch a header file that causes trouble. To do this, just search for the “IEEE_754_unions.h” file in the CGAL directory tree and replace it with the “IEEE_754_unions.h” I provide in the sources package.

Then download the sources of K-Mindmap from ; and unpack them issuing (in a shell window):

tar xvzf <filename>

Now there are two ways to proceed:

1: You can run “./configure” in the K-Mindmap source directory; but you have to tell it where the CGAL library is located on your system, and some additional compiler options. I unfortunately have no idea how to do this; If you find a way mail me (eike at

2: You can use K-Develop to compile the app (this is what I do). Click on the kmindmap.kdevprj project file. Open the project options dialog and select compiler options. Now enter the following additional options:

-ftemplate-depth-30 -I/opt/CGAL-2.1/include -I/opt/CGAL-2.1/include/CGAL/config/i586_Linux-2.2.10_g++-2.95.2

On my machine it looks like that.

Now choose the linker options. Enter the following additional libraries:


My linker options. Don't get confused by the libblitz, you don't need it (It could maybe become a replacement for CGAL).

On your machine you must replace the directory /opt/CGAL-2.1 with the directory where your copy of CGAL is installed!

Click on the OK button and watch autoconf generate your makefiles; then remake the whole project. If all goes well, you can finally run the kmindmap application.

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