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Re: How to build Kicad with Visual Studio?
Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@...>
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 16:00:03 -0500
Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 (Windows/20080213)
Sorry about not getting back to you sooner. I've been busy so I haven't
been following the mailing list very closely. I have successfully built
Visual Studio 2005 (vc8) project files for Kicad with CMake. However,
the actual build of Kicad fails miserably. The round() function seems
to be the main culprit. Although I think I saw some other errors go
flying by in the build output.
There are a lot of prerequisites you have to build before attempting to
build the Kicad VS project files. First you have to create various
builds of wxWidgets you want to use of with the provided VS project
files. The same goes for zlib if you want to build mininzip. Once you
have that done, then you can create the VS project files using CMake.
This usually take several passes until you get all of the library paths
set correctly. Then you can compile Kicad and watch the build failures
and see if you can figure out how fix them. My guess is that there are
some header file layout differences between the standard GNU (and
possibly other POSIX systems) and the Visual C++ header files. Don't
take that to heart. I have not taken a close look at using Visual
Studio to build Kicad other than to make sure I don't break change to
the CMake build files. I use MinGW/MSYS on Windows and GCC on Linux so
it is low on my priority list.
Maybe some day when I have Kicad building the way I want on MinGW/MSYS
and Linux I will revisit the issue.
No one want to answer to my question? It's not in the spirit of kicad
developing with Visual Studio?
Someone please answer...
veryhardleo@... ha scritto:
I made a non-sense question?
How I can build kicad under Visual studio (any version..)?
or there are better tools ( I'm talking about debuggin tools with real
time break points, change variable values "on-the-fly" and so on.. )
Or you have some valid alternative for building kicad under windows?
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