Thanks for your interest in downloading OGRE.
|Current Release:||1.9.0 (22 November 2013)|
There are multiple ways that you can obtain OGRE:
- Download a prebuilt SDK
This is for people who want the fastest jump-start on using OGRE. You don’t have to build the OGRE source code, prebuilt libraries and the header files you need are included, along with all the sample programs which you can build for yourself to see how you would go about using it in your own applications.Note, however, that you do lose a bit of flexibility over the source release, since we build the SDK with the default configuration options and you don’t have access to the OGRE source. We generally recommend that whilst you can start with an SDK release, you will eventually want to ‘graduate’ to the full source release.
- Download a source package
Downloading the source code allows you to see inside the belly of the OGRE, learn how it works internally, change build settings, and maybe even enhance it or contribute patches. It’s a more flexible option than the SDK but requires a little more work to set up, since you have to build OGRE yourself.
- Retrieve the source from Mercurial
The ultimate in flexibility is to obtain the source code direct from our source code repository. This has the advantage that you can get to bugfixes and new features earlier than if you waited for them to become a packaged release, and because of the way we separate interface-stable bugfixes from new developments, it doesn’t have to mean you will have to track a changing API if you pick a stable branch to synchronise to. The other advantage is that you get differential updates rather than having to download the entire package every time there’s an update. Definitely recommended for experienced users.
As well as the core OGRE library, you may also wish to download some related projects: