Building on Windows¶
Version 2.5 and earlier are built using
see the documentation for that version
Download and run the msys2 installer from http://msys2.github.io/ I’ve only tested with the 64bit version, 32bit should work as well (but come on, it’s 2017…) Make sure that the path you select for installation doesn’t contain any spaces. (Don’t blame me for that one)
Start MSYS console¶
Launch the Start Menu item “MSYS2 mingw 64 bit” you should be greeted with a console window. All steps below refer to what you should type into that window.
if it tells you to close restart msys, close the console window and
start it again. Then run
pacman -Syu again.
pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-gtkmm3 git base-devel \ mingw-w64-x86_64-boost mingw-w64-x86_64-curl \ mingw-w64-x86_64-sqlite3 mingw-w64-x86_64-toolchain \ mingw-w64-x86_64-zeromq mingw-w64-x86_64-glm zip \ mingw-w64-x86_64-libgit2 mingw-w64-x86_64-oce \ mingw-w64-x86_64-podofo mingw-w64-x86_64-libarchive \ mingw-w64-x86_64-meson mingw-w64-x86_64-cmake --needed
When prompted, just hit return. Sit back and wait for it to install what’s almost a complete linux environment.
Before continuing you may change to another directory. It easiest to
cd followed by a space and drop the folder you want to change
to on the window.
git clone http://github.com/horizon-eda/horizon cd horizon
meson setup build meson compile -C build
You may adjust the number to the number of CPUs in your system to speed up compilation. Expect 100% CPU load for several minutes. Due to debug symbols the resulting executables are of considerable size.
You won’t be able to double-click the resulting executables since all
the required DLLs are in a directory unknown to windows. You’ll have to
launch them from the mingw shell using
./horizon-eda for example.
To create the zip archive as it’s available from the CI, run