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Xdmf depends on zlib and hdf5 and had a header only dependency on boost. You must obtain and build those projects before you can build xdmf. To use Xdmf from Python, Tcl or Java you will also need swig.
To obtain xdmf:
- git clone git://public.kitware.com/Xdmf2.git XDMF
- mkdir build
- cd build
- ccmake ../XDMF
To use xdmf from wrapped languages you will need to configure XDMF_WRAP_PYTHON, or XDMF_WRAP_JAVA on in ccmake.
Xdmf is also mirrored in VTK. To use XDMF within VTK, simply turn on Module_vtkIOXdmf2 or Module_vtkIOXdmf3 on the advanced options page of you VTK configuration.