GOTM is relative easy to install and run on most operating systems - just follow the instructions carefully.
Begin change as of 2019-06-14
On 2019-06-14 we have updated the CMake configuration files to be in accordance with the concept of Modern CMake. This has the implication that the build instructions have to be slightly modified - and simplified.
The main change between the old and new configuration is the use of submodules. Submodules makes it possible to use git to knit together different software components to form a whole. The individual components can be developed in their respective projects and only updated in GOTM when ready for prime time.
From a user point of view this implies the following changes when working with the code (here we show the changed operation when using the command line - graphical frontends to git will allow for similar operations):
GOTM new clone:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/gotm-model/code.git git submodule update --init --recursive
GOTM already cloned:
git submodule update --init --recursive
git pull --recurse-submodules
For some time we will keep the original instructions in
strikeout but new users should follow the updated instructions.
End change as of 2019-06-14
Only when the above 4 points are checked it makes sense to proceed.
The GOTM executable can be configured in a number of ways depending on the intended use. This configuration is controlled by CMake - and its configuration file provided as part of the GOTM source code. The different configuration options have sensible default values so a fully functional executable can be obtained with very little configuration. On the other hand detailed control of included features, installation path etc. is also possible.