I wrote an implementation of TextWriter that writes the output stream to a text box on the widget UI. Although it is not a fancy graphical indicator, it reports the progress in a way the users are familiar with and I have not had to touch any code in the model thus far. I sent a sample widget to my mentor yesterday to verify that it runs on a computer other than mine.
The next step is to write an installer script. I downloaded the Inno Setup Compiler that is used for LANDIS-II and reviewed some of the .iss scripts in the repository. I was overwhelmed for a Friday afternoon. Will take another look on Monday morning.
I started work on a developer quick guide to document some hints for new LANDIS-II developers wanting to get up to speed quickly.