Synopsis requires a POSIX environment, Python, a C++ compiler (G++ works especially well), and some of the [GraphViz] tools from ATT for generating inheritance graphs.
Here's how I build Synopsis for Cygwin. Instructions for other platforms are similar.
Get the latest Cygwin with Python and GCC from www.cygwin.com Make sure you get Python as part of your Cygwin installation.
Put http://www.research.att.com/sw/tools/graphviz/dist/dot.exe and the libraries contained in http://www.research.att.com/sw/tools/graphviz/dist/thirdparty.zip into your PATH.
Go to http://synopsis.sf.net and check out the "Synopsis" module from their CVS
cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/synopsis login cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/synopsis co Synopsis
Configure and build. In Cygwin's bash shell:
cd Synopsis autoconf ./configure make
Now you can do
I update Synopsis from the CVS often so I use the following procedure instead of
# do a piece of the installation process manually mkdir /usr/local/share/ mkdir /usr/local/share/synopsis cp share/* /usr/local/share/synopsis
# put Synopsis in the PYTHONPATH export PYTHONPATH=`pwd`
Now you can build the Boost.Python demo:
cd demo/Boost make boostdemo
The user manual at http://synopsis.sourceforge.net/Manual has lots of info about configuration which I haven't read yet.