(I used a Macbook Pro with OS 10.6.4, 32 bit)
1. Open the terminal and go to the directory where you will store Omni.
2. Type <svn co svn+ssh://gliamac.mit.edu/gaba/svn/netgpu/omni/trunk omni.trunk>
3. Enter the omni.trunk directory, compile with <./bootstrap.pl 6>
4. Open omni.app, located in omni.trunk/omni/bin/omni.app
Note that you might want a version other than trunk (such as staging). In this case, best ask for the exact svn directory needed since it might not be exactly the same with "trunk" changed to "staging" everywhere.
1. Open the terminal and type the following to bring dev up-to-date:
perl bootstrap.pl 5
Starting under the debugger
1. After running omni under the debugger type the following to start it:
Loading a data set
File --> Open
(This paragraph could use some nicer formatting later.)
Press the "Open the 2D and 3D views" button. You can drag around each view with the mouse. To select a particular view, just click on it. Then you can use the "w" and "s" keys to browse in and out of the page of the selected view. In any of the views, hold Command (for a Mac) and clicking centers the view on that point you selected. This is especially useful for selecting points in the 3D view. The "+" and "-" keys allow for zooming. To select an object, right click on it.
Searching for a small segment within a larger cluster of segments
To find a segment that is part of a larger cluster of segments can be difficult to do visually. Instead, type the segment number you are searching for into the segment search box in the lower left. Press enter. The 2d and 3d views will come up centered on the small segment.