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OpendTect is developed in an Agile way. If you don't know what this is, try following these links:

The New Methodology
Basic article about agile development
Is design dead?
Role of architecture/design in agile methods
Characterizing people as non-linear, first-order components in software developments
The nature of people makes agile methods necessary
The Agile Revolution
Introduction from a book about agile project management
The Software Construction Analogy is Broken
Why comparison with building is not a good metaphor.


The programmer pages contain information for OpendTect programmers. Most OpendTect programmers will be making plugins, therefore the OpendTect Programmer's manual has an extensive section about plugin programming, including examples varying from 'Hello world' to adding your own attributes.

The OpendTect Programmer's manual contains a lot of info for the OpendTect programmer. It includes an overview, annotated plugin examples, and the make system manual.This on-line version also contains a complete class documentation generated by doxygen. If you also want this part of the documentation to be available from OpendTect, you can download the class documentation from the ftp site. On UNIX, install it using gunzip and tar, unpacking it in the directory containing OpendTect. On Windows, unpack it using winzip or similar, and make sure the 'Generated' directory gets into the 'doc\Programmer' directory, replacing the directory present there.

What do you need

Preconditions for OpendTect programming:

A gcc/g++ compiler (at least version 3.4, on Mac 4.0)
A working OpenGL installation
Reasonable C++ and OO skills.

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