< Guidelines and HOWTOs | Build from sourceRevision as of 19:40, 5 September 2016 by TheOneRing (talk | contribs) (→Installing the base system)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) emerge is a tool to build the KDE sources and its third-party requirements on MS Windows. It is the easy way to build KDE on MS Windows. Contents 1 Setting up emerge 1.1 Setting up a compiler 1.2 Direct X SDK 1.3 Installing Emerge 2 Using emerge 2.1 Common emerge commands Setting up emerge Setting up a compiler Currently emerge supports both the MinGW and Microsoft Visual Studio (msvc) compiler. While MinGW is can be installed by emerge, Visual Studio must be installed independently by the user. Direct X SDK In order to compile the Qt5 qtbase package with MinGW you will also need to install the Microsoft DirectX SDK, make sure to open a new command line window after the installation. Installing Emerge Start a powershell environment as administrator. Allow execution of powershell scripts. Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned Exit the administrator powershell instance. Start a powershell environment as a user. Install emerge and folow the instructions iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/KDE/emerge/master/setup/install_emerge.ps1')) Using emerge To use emerge you need to start a Powershell window, point that to KDEROOT\emerge and run the initalization script. For example: C:\KDEROOT\emerge\kdeenv.ps1 This tells emerge about your environment settings (e.g. paths). It will load your configuration from KDEROOT\etc\kdesettings.ini. If there are any error messages emerge will not work as expected. The output should look similar to this one (of course with your paths): PS C:\kderoot\emerge>.\kdeenv.ps1 KDEROOT : C:\kderoot\emerge KDECOMPILER : msvc2015 KDESVNDIR : C:\kderoot\download\svn KDEGITDIR : C:\kderoot\download\git DOWNLOADDIR : C:\kderoot\download PYTHONPATH : C:\kderoot\python PS C:\kderoot\emerge> Common emerge commands Installing a package and its dependencies: Simply run emerge packagename Updating an installed package: Once you have packagename built, type emerge -i packagename to update packagename. Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/Build_from_source/Windows&oldid=73904" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.