Part of the confusion is that Threading Building Blocks comes in two distribution modes, the commercial version, which has installers and license checks, exe-filesand all that, and the Open Source version, which is the one available at the website you cite above. Taking a look at the latest stable download at that site, I see the following:
As you can see here, there are a variety of payloads available, one binary package for each platform and a source package. Most unpackage with gzip and tar (both can be invoked as part of the tar line) or zip (Winzip or the Microsoft version). Usually I unpackage the source and specific architecture version to the same directory to be sure I have all the header files and libraries in the same place.
Hey, thanks for the reply i was starting to think that no one would.
Ok, so if i download the windows .zip file i just extract it for the compressed file and copy it to the right directory right?
So these files are compiled and ready to use?
Thank you for you time?