< Guidelines and HOWTOs | Build from sourceRevision as of 08:23, 1 September 2017 by TheOneRing (talk | contribs) (→Installing Craft)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) Craft is a tool to build the sources and its third-party requirements. It is the easy way to build software. Contents 1 Setting up craft 1.1 Installing python 1.2 Setting up a powershell 1.3 Setting up a compiler 1.4 Direct X SDK 1.5 Installing Craft 2 Using Craft 3 Using Craft with Qt Creator Setting up craft Installing python While Craft is capable of installing a embedded Python version sufficient for most packages, we recommend a full installation of Python. The current version is 3.6. Download Python 3.6+ Setting up a powershell Powershell is required to be at least version 5.0. If you're running Windows 10 you most probably won't need to update Powershell. You can check the version with $PSVersionTable.PSVersion . Download Powershell Setting up a compiler Currently Craft supports both the MinGW and Microsoft Visual Studio (msvc) compiler. While MinGW can be installed by Craft, Visual Studio must be installed independently by the user. Direct X SDK If you are using the MinGW compiler, in order to compile the Qt5 qtbase package you will also need to install the Microsoft DirectX SDK. Make sure to open a new command line window after the installation for the environment variables to be set. Installing Craft Start a powershell environment. Allow execution of powershell scripts. Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser RemoteSigned Install Craft and folow the instructions iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/KDE/craft/master/setup/install_craft.ps1')) Using Craft To use Craft you need to start a Powershell window, point that to KDEROOT\craft and run the initalization script. For example: C:\KDEROOT\craft\kdeenv.ps1 This tells Craft about your environment settings (e.g. paths). It will load your configuration from KDEROOT\etc\kdesettings.ini. If there are any error messages Craft will not work as expected. The output should look similar to this one (of course with your paths): PS C:\kderoot\craft>.\kdeenv.ps1 KDEROOT : C:\kderoot\ KDECOMPILER : msvc2015 KDESVNDIR : C:\kderoot\download\svn KDEGITDIR : C:\kderoot\download\git DOWNLOADDIR : C:\kderoot\download PYTHONPATH : C:\kderoot\python PS C:\kderoot\> Using Craft with Qt Creator To compile from within Qt Creator, I need to set up a kit. This is an example for mingw64. Add a cmake if none is set: R:\dev-utils\cmake\bin\cmake.exe Add a debugger: R:\mingw64\bin\gdb.exe Add a C++ compiler and a C compiler. Both: R:\mingw64\bin\gcc.exe Ensure that the ABI is correctly set Add a Qt: R:\bin\qmake.exe Add a kit with all of the above Use the kit on a project Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/Build_from_source/Windows&oldid=78349" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.