Build Quassel on Windows » History » Version 24

Version 23 (Datafreak, 06/15/2010 07:07 PM) → Version 24/35 (Datafreak, 07/28/2010 09:17 PM)

h1. Building Quassel on Windows


h2. Software Requirements

* Windows
* "Visual C++ 2008 Express":
* "Visual C++ 2008 Redistributables":
* "Platform SDK":
* "DirectX SDK":
* "OpenSSL":
* "msysgit": (>=
* "CMake": (>= 2.6.2)
* "Qt OpenSource SRC": (>= 4.6)
* "PostgreSQL": (Optional for PostgreSQL-Support)
* "SlikSvn": (Optional for Crypt-Support)

h2. Installation

h3. Step 1: Install Visual C++ 2008 Express

h3. Step 2: Install Visual C++ 2008 Redistributables.

These will be needed for OpenSSL.

h3. Step 3: Install Platform SDK

h3. Step 4: Install DirectX SDK

h3. Step 5: Install OpenSSL

The first error message can be ignored as the Redistributables were installed.

h3. Step 6: Install Git

h3. Step 7: Install CMake

h3. Step 8: Update the environment variables

Go to the system settings (Start => Control Panel => System), go to the "Advanced" tab and click on Environment Variables.

First you'll have to edit the "Path" variable. Append the following to the current value:
<pre>;C:\Programme\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Bin;C:\Program Files\Git\bin;C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin</pre>

Next, create the following new system variables:

* LIB:
<pre>C:\Programme\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Lib;C:\Programme\Microsoft DirectX SDK (February 2010)\Lib;C:\OpenSSL-Win32\lib\VC\static</pre>

<pre>C:\Programme\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Include;C:\Programme\Microsoft DirectX SDK (February 2010)\Include;C:\OpenSSL-Win32\include</pre>


h3. Step 9: (Optional Install PostgreSQL and Update the environment variables)

Install PostgreSQL and edit the "Path","LIB" and "INCLUDE" variable. Append the following to the current value:
* Path

* LIB:


h3. Step 10: Compile and Install Qt

Create a directory (e.g. C:\dev\) and unpack Qt.

Now open the Visual Studio 2008 command line.

And cd to the directory containing Qt. Now you can configure the Qt installation with the following command:
* Static without PostgreSQL-Support:
<pre>configure.exe -platform win32-msvc2008 -static -release -qt-sql-sqlite -no-qt3support -qt-zlib -qt-gif -qt-libpng -qt-libmng -qt-libtiff -qt-libjpeg -openssl-linked -confirm-license -opensource -no-phonon -no-dbus -webkit -nomake demos -nomake examples OPENSSL_LIBS="-lssleay32MD -llibeay32MD" -l gdi32 -l crypt32</pre>
* Shared with PostgreSQL-Support:
<pre>configure.exe -platform win32-msvc2008 -shared -release -qt-sql-sqlite -qt-sql-psql -no-qt3support -qt-zlib -qt-gif -qt-libpng -qt-libmng -qt-libtiff -qt-libjpeg -openssl-linked -confirm-license -opensource -phonon -phonon-backend -nomake demos -nomake examples OPENSSL_LIBS="-lssleay32MD -llibeay32MD" -l gdi32 -l crypt32</pre>

Then you can compiled Qt with these commands:

You can close the prompt after this.

h3. Step 11: Update the environment variables again

After installing Qt, you will have to append the following:

* Path

* LIB:


h3. Step 12:(Optional for Crypt-Support)

h4. Step 12.1 Install SlikSvn

h4. Step 12.2 Add SlikSvn to environment variables
* Path

h4. Step 12.3 Build QCA
<pre>cd C:\dev
mkdir qca-build
cd qca-build
svn checkout svn://
mkdir qca2-build
cd qca2-build
cmake -DBUILD_TESTS=OFF -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=C:\dev\qca -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -G "NMake Makefiles" ..\qca
nmake install</pre>

h4. Step 12.4 Add QCA to environment variables

* Path

* LIB:


h3. Step 13:
12: Compile Quassel

Open a new Visual Studio 2008 command line and go to the "C:\dev" directory again. Use git to download the Quassel source code.
<pre>git clone git://</pre>

This will create a new directory "quassel" containing the source. When you want to update Quassel later, you just have to go to this directory (C:\dev\quassel) and do a "git pull" to update the source code.

Next, create a new directory in "C:\dev" in which Quassel will be built. In our case, we will simply call it "build". Change to this directory and enter the following command to configure Quassel:
* Static:
* Shared:

And after that:

This will build Quasselcore, Quasselclient and Quasselmonolithic which can be found in the "C:\dev\build" directory.

h2. Related links

* "German tutorial by Datafreak":