IRIX Development Foundation and Libraries
Basic Development Tools, Libraries, and Utilities
The IRIX Development Foundation and Libraries Software includes all of the libraries and utilities a developer needs to do basic software development on IRIX.
The Foundation for Software Development
The IRIX Development Foundation (IDF) contains libraries, header files, a linker, assembler and other common tools necessary for hosting software development. It does not contain a C compiler. While the basic functionality required for the use of third-party compilers will be bundled into this software, SGI will not support or guarantee the functionality of third-party compilers.
The IRIX Development Libraries (IDL) contain additional libraries and documentation useful for creating graphics, multimedia and user-interface components of your program. Scientific and math libraries are included as well as OpenGL and the popular ViewKit user interface library.