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=== Qt ===
 
=== Qt ===
  
Download Qt from : [http://qt-project.org/downloads]. Qt-5.0.1 for Windows 32 bit (MinGW 4.7) is used as an example in this article.
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Download Qt from : [http://qt-project.org/downloads Qt download]. Qt-5.0.1 for Windows 32 bit (MinGW 4.7) is used as an example in this article.
  
 
Install Qt (including Qt-Creator) to \Qt\Qt5.0.1\ (Assuming you install everything to C:\ , the same assumption thereafter)
 
Install Qt (including Qt-Creator) to \Qt\Qt5.0.1\ (Assuming you install everything to C:\ , the same assumption thereafter)

Revision as of 19:22, 5 June 2013

Building LibreCAD 2.0 on Windows

To build LibreCAD from the lastest development version, you will need tools: git , Qt, boost, and muParser.

The ways to get LibreCAD source code in Windows are described at [1].

If you are planning to contribute, don't edit the librecad.pro and build-windows.bat files to fit your local settings. This would result in changes for git you have to care about in each commit, pull and push. Instead create the files custom.pro and custom-windows.bat, which are ignored by git, and set your local settings there.

Qt

Download Qt from : Qt download. Qt-5.0.1 for Windows 32 bit (MinGW 4.7) is used as an example in this article.

Install Qt (including Qt-Creator) to \Qt\Qt5.0.1\ (Assuming you install everything to C:\ , the same assumption thereafter)

Install the MinGW tools are at: \Qt\Qt5.0.1\Tools\MinGW\bin\

boost

Introduction for boost can be found here boost introduction.

Download boost from: boost download.

unzip the boost files to the directory: \boost\ , and for the version boost-1.53.0, the boost files will be located in \boost\boost_1_53_0\ .

Verify that you have the file \boost\boost_1_53_0\booststrap.bat. You don't have to build boost in order to build LibreCAD, as LibreCAD uses header only part of boost currently.

within the LibreCAD source folder, edit the settings_windows.pro file accordingly,

   BOOST_DIR = /boost/boost_1_53_0/
   BOOST_LIBDIR = /boost/boost_1_53_0/

muParser

muParser is at muParser.

Download muParser source from: muParser Download

unzip the muParser source files to \muparser\muparser_v2_2_3 (for muParser-2.2.3).

Steps to build muParser with MinGW:

run DOS prompt as Administrator (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt , right click and choose "Run as administrator") in DOS prompt, type in:

   set PATH=C:\Qt\Qt5.0.1\Tools\MinGW\bin;%PATH%
   cd \muparser\muparser_v2_2_3\build
   C:\Qt\Qt5.0.1\Tools\MinGW\bin\mingw32-make.exe -f makefile.mingw

muParser should build smoothly.

within the LibreCAD source folder, edit the settings_windows.pro file accordingly,

   MUPARSER_DIR = /muparser/muparser_v2_2_3

Building LibreCAD in Qt-Creator

Launch Qt-Creator and open the librecad.pro project file within the LibreCAD source folder. Accept Qt path detected by Qt-Creator by clicking "Configure Project" button, if the project is not configured yet.

If everything is good up to this point, you can build and run LibreCAD within Qt-Creator.

Building Windows by command line

A command line building script file is added as scripts/build-windows.bat. To be able to use this batch file, you need to have your Qt and NSIS directories set up first. In the file scripts/build-windows.bat, a default Qt_Dir and NSIS_DIR is set:

   set Qt_DIR=C:\Qt\Qt5.0.2\5.0.2
   set NSIS_DIR=C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS

and if you point Qt_DIR to the folder where you have installed your Qt to. You should have the Qt/MinGW tools at:

   %Qt_DIR%\mingw47_32\bin\qmake.exe
   %Qt_DIR%\..\Tools\MinGW\bin\mingw32-make.exe

If these default settings doesn't fit your local settings you have the option to create the file scripts/custom-windows.bat and overwrite one or both settings without effect to the SCM (git).
Example for scripts/custom-windows.bat:

   set Qt_DIR=D:\Qt\Qt5.0.2\5.0.2
   set NSIS_DIR=C:\Program Files\NSIS

To start building, go to the scripts/ folder within the LibreCAD source folder from Windows command prompt

   cd scripts

run the build-windows.bat

   build-windows.bat

Building Windows Installer by NSIS

If you would like to build an installer for Windows, you will need the tool NSIS.

You need to setup Qt_Dir and Qt_Version in the scripts\postprocess-windows\nsis-5.0.nsi file.


   !define Qt_Dir "C:\Qt"
   !define Qt_Version "5.0.2"

These settings indicate Qt-5.0.2 is installed at C:\Qt\Qt5.0.2\5.0.2\ and it comes with Qt-Creator at C:\Qt\Qt5.0.2\Tools\QtCreator\

To start building of windows installer, start windows command prompt, go to the scripts/ folder within LibreCAD source folder, and run the batch file build-windows.bat as in the previous section.

If everything runs smoothly, you should have the installer file as,

   scripts\postprocess-windows\LibreCAD-installer.exe