I rewrote the
INSTALL file today with two target audiences in mind: the complete beginner who for some reason needs a self-compiled build but has no idea what compilation is, and the experienced software builder who just wants to quickly look something up.
As I don’t use Windows or macOS, the Windows and macOS sections are in essence unchanged, and I suspect in bad shape. It would be great if someone could review the Windows and macOS sections to make sure they are accurate, unambiguous and based on a modern toolchain (MSYS2 for Windows, and MacPorts or Brew for macOS). The complete process of compilation can take many paths - choose the simplest one, keep things simple, don’t confuse the reader with options.
INSTALL file is here:
hackmd.io, a very capable online markdown editor: