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simplify README a little bit on build process

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@@ -137,7 +137,7 @@ First, make sure that you have git installed (often packaged as 'git-core'
or 'scmgit'). Once you've cloned this git repository, download and install
the dependency packages listed above using your system's package
manager. A convenience script is provided that can help with this
-process:
+process on some systems:
./scripts/uni-get-dependencies.sh
@@ -154,27 +154,30 @@ to the Compilation instructions.
If some of your system dependency libraries are missing or old, then you
can download and build newer versions into $HOME/openscad_deps by
-running these commands:
+following this process. First, run the script that sets up the
+environment variables.
source ./scripts/setenv-unibuild.sh
+
+Then run the script to compile all the prerequisite libraries above:
+
./scripts/uni-build-dependencies.sh
-This may take an hour or more, depending on your network and system. As
-a special timesaver if you are only missing CGAL and OpenCSG, you can do
+This may take an hour or more, depending on your network and system. It
+is recommended to have at least 1 gigabyte of free disk space. As a
+special timesaver if you are only missing CGAL and OpenCSG, you can do
this instead:
- source ./scripts/setenv-unibuild.sh
./scripts/uni-build-dependencies.sh opencsg
./scripts/uni-build-dependencies.sh cgal
Note that huge dependencies like gcc or qt are not included here, only
the smaller ones (boost, CGAL, opencsg, etc). After the build, again
-check dependencies
+check dependencies.
- source ./scripts/setenv-unibuild.sh
./scripts/check-dependencies.sh
-Then follow the Compilation instructions below.
+After that, follow the Compilation instructions below.
### Building for Windows
@@ -188,7 +191,7 @@ the script that sets up the environment variables.
source ./scripts/setenv-mingw-xbuild.sh
-Then run the script to download & compile all the dependency libraries:
+Then run the script to download & compile all the prerequisite libraries above:
./scripts/mingw-x-build-dependencies.sh

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