I don’t know if anyone will be interested – but I have managed to compile Instinctive Blender under Colinux/RealVNC running Debian/KDE in windows 2000 (Linux running in a Windows window basically.)
I did this because I was fighting with the z-blur/DOF and wanted to try out the DOF feature in Instinctive Blender. People at blender.org didn’t seem to be able to get I.Blender to compile under windows (I don’t know anything about doing that anyway). After a lot of work – I’m not a Linux user and my hard disk isn’t big enough to warrant a full Linux partition – and giving up with trying to install nvidia drivers, I apt-get installed the debian mesag3 library, built I.Blender and WOW it worked. The DOF does work but not quite sure how to pinpoint the area of focus as yet.
Just to let you know it can be done in the Colinux environment by someone who doesn’t really know what they are doing!!! Now to see if the are any other Linux proggies I can play with…