The Windows implementation, VisVip/PC, is distributed as a self
installing executable file created with Inno Setup. It has
was designed to work on any 32-bit MS Windows platform, and has been
tested on Windows 95, 98, NT 4, and 2000. This distribution is
executable files and scripts. Source code is available upon request.
The Windows implementation of VisVIP requires certain supporting
software. VisVIP -
reads input files generated by PERL scripts.
One of these,
Linklint, is shareware. The others are part of the
VisVIP package. Thus you need to be able to run
PERL on your system.
invokes OpenGL and WGL (Windows GL
extensions) for 3D graphic output. Windows 95 users need to install
Service Pack 1 in order to have the required OpenGL support. Windows
2000 users need to install an accelerated OpenGL driver for their
video card because of problems with the software implementation of
launches a Tcl/Tk process for the control menu, thus you need a Tcl/Tk implementation, version 8.1
or higher, or the modified version 8.0 that comes with Cygwin.
exchanges information with the Tcl/Tk menu via application
specific MS Windows events.
uses your default web browser for text display and to show pages of
Go to the NIST Web
Metrics download page and download the setup executable for
VisVIP. This executable can be downloaded to an arbitrary location on
your Windows computer, for example, C:\temp, and executed to install
VisVip. It allows you to use the default location C:\WebMetrics or
specify another location to install the VisVip files. It also an item
in the start menu to run VisVip. The Windows version of VisVIP comes
with three sets of sample data, which are placed in the WebLogs
folder. When you start VisVIP from the start menu it will bring up a
default site, which you can change by editing the target in the item's
shortcut properties. You can also view data for other sites using the
"Load Site" button at the bottom of the control window.
The source code files for windows are arranged similarly to the unix
source code files described in Installation of VisVIP: UNIX
Source. However, the Windows version uses a Tcl 8.x module
instead of a special interpreter.
VisVip/PC was ported from Unix using Cygwin, which includes
the GNU C
Compiler. To compile, you also need the OpenGL link libraries and
header files from the
Microsoft Platform SDK.