Compiling ODE, KODEX, and MISS
This how-to is on compiling ODE, KODEX and MISS for those who want to move to ODE instead of VORTEX.
Obtaining ODE, KODEX and MISS
You can either download ODE, KODEX and MISS from the (semi)official or you can download a local version of the sources used for this how-to.
First compile ODE, then move it so that it becomes a subdirectory of KODEX, and compile KODEX. Both projects should compile in the usual way, e.g.
~/sbot/ode/kodex-0.5.3/ode$ ./configure .. ~/sbot/ode/kodex-0.5.3/ode$ make .. ~/sbot/ode/kodex-0.5.3/ode$ cd .. ~/sbot/ode/kodex-0.5.3$ ./configure .. ~/sbot/ode/kodex-0.5.3/ode$ make ..
The simulator proves a bit more challenging to compile.