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Build Instructions for Windows / macOS

Gary S
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I've been updating the User Manual and have included a section on building LibreCAD from source so the more adventurous users can build  and run the latest edition of LibreCAD.  These instructions are intended for advanced users with a limited understanding of the build process, but not intended to be a developer’s guide (There is a separate section linking back to GitHub for those that want to contribute).

The instructions work fine for Linux (Debian), but I have been unable to compile the Windows version.  I started with the build instructions on the wiki (https://wiki.librecad.org/index.php?title=Build_from_source) and have parsed them down to the keep the instructions succinct.  I’ve attempted to build the Windows version using the latest version of Qt and boost (also tried versions 1.53.0 and 1.60.0), but keep getting errors.  I’ll post the errors here: http://forum.librecad.org/Help-wanted-to-build-on-Windows-td5717272.html .  Can anyone offer some direction on where I might be going wrong?

Also, there is a separate post, http://forum.librecad.org/Help-wanted-to-build-on-MacOS-td5717273.html, for the macOS build for anyone who is building on a mac and would like to review the instructions.

Thanks...

PS: The most current build instructions can be found here: https://librecad.readthedocs.io/en/latest/appx/build.html  (updated with the correct link 11-May-19)

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Re: Build Instructions for Windows / macOS

Shawn.Curry
Hi Gary I'll post the solution in the other thread.
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Re: Build Instructions for Windows / macOS

Shawn.Curry
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Well, the other thread got a bit long.

Anyway, here are the new build instructions for Visual Studio 2013+:

- Follow all of the instructions for building in Qt.
- Install the appropriate Qt Visual Studio Tools plugin for your version of Visual Studio.
- RTFM. Set it up.
- Qt VS Tools > Open Qt Project File > librecad.pro
- Build