NEW: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit users will only need to install 2 packages: libjpgeg62 and libumfpack5.4.0, beginning from a fresh installation of Ubuntu. For that use EMSO version 0.10.7. The remaining steps are the same. (Updated on July 26th, 2012)
This is a short instruction to how to install EMSO on last Ubuntu version: 10.04 LTS (codename Lucid Lynx). First of all get the last releases of EMSO and VRTherm here. VRTherm is a thermodynamic properties package that works as a plugin of EMSO. Currently the last ones are emso-beta-linux2-i386-0.10.3.tar.gz and vrtherm-linux2-i386-1.4.2.tar.gz. So that untar them:
user@computer:$ tar xzvf vrtherm-linux2-i386-1.4.2.tar.gz
If you want to have EMSO and VRTherm available for all users you should copy them to a common place:
user@computer:$ sudo cp -r dist/vrtherm /usr/local
And create symbolic links to call EMSO and VRTherm:
user@computer:$ sudo ln -s /usr/local/vrtherm/vrtherm /usr/local/bin/vrtherm
So you can call them anywhere by typing in the terminal:
Let’s start getting all the packages necessary from Ubuntu repository.
And finally the libfox1.4 package must be taking from an old repository. It is essential to run EMSO and VRTherm promptly:
user@computer:$ sudo dpkg -i libfox1.4_1.4.34-1ubuntu1_i386.deb
Additionally to run all samples you should give write permission to folder /mso/sample (or copy it to your /home folder). EMSO needs to create temporary files to open diagram files (.PFD) otherwise EMSO crashes.
To explore all potential of EMSO you must properly configure the thermodynamic package. Call EMSO and go to “Config” > “Plugins…” and add a plugin called PP and the path to the file libvrpp.so under /usr/local/vrtherm/libvrpp.so as shown in Figure. Pressing “Add Plugin” and “Ok”, PP will be shown in “Registered Plugins” section above. EMSO will be ready after restart application.