[Gate-users] Linux OS compatibility

Kent Riley KRiley at rmdinc.com
Thu Mar 6 14:37:24 CET 2008

Dear Simon and other GATErs,

On the topic of using a different OS....

Has anyone tried porting GATE to Windows using Geant4 and MSVC (or other 
compiler)?  Any success?


Simon Stute wrote:
> Hi Freddie,
> I think that as Gate and Geant4 are C++ code, they ideally could be 
> compiled on every platform (it is really true for Geant4 at least). 
> Especially on any Linux OS because Geant4 is developed on scientific 
> Linux and Gate is developed by several people but always on Linux 
> (with different OSes) and sometimes Mac. So on any Unix platform you 
> will not have too much difficulties to compile it and it will work 
> fine. Personally I have already used Gate and Geant4 on Linux (Fedora, 
> RedHat, Ubuntu and Suse), on MacOS (I don't remember which) and on IBM 
> with PowerPC processors (cluster), and at the moment I always use it 
> on Fedora (cluster) and Ubuntu (laptop). Morever Geant4 is even 
> developed in order to work on Windows with VC compiler ! So don't 
> worry about using Gate on any Linux OS.
> Cheers,
> Simon
> 2008/3/5, Freddie <freddie.781 at gmail.com <mailto:freddie.781 at gmail.com>>:
>     Hi all,
>     I am attempting to install a fresh copy of GATE, Geant4, etc. onto
>     a new OS. I wanted to know if GATE can be installed and used on
>     any Linux OS - I have gotten it to work on Red Hat, but was
>     wondering if it would work on Ubuntu, Mandrake, etc. Please let me
>     know of any compatibility issues between GATE and the Linux OS.
>     Are there any OSes in particular for which GATE was designed to run?
>     Thank you,
>     Freddie
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