Help with CYGWIN for Newbie

As a Mechanical Engineer I currently have very little experience with the computer science side of things. I can use Matlab for the basics and am just now learning some C++. I have installed CYGWIN, but have no clue about how to use it to unpack the OpenLB software. Does anyone know of a good web tutorial which may help me get started?


If you are used to Windows, you will probably find it easier to install Code::Blocks with Mingw instead of Cygwin, because it lets you essentially do things the Windows way. The usage of Palabos with Code::Blocks is documented in the Palabos user’s guide.