This documentation is superseded. dRonin Documentation is now on http://dronin.org/docs/
This page describes the procedures for setting up a Windows machine to compile dRonin firmware and GCS software. (More details on this are at Tracking Development with Git)
Make sure you're using the correct version of these docs!
This documentation is for building the particular release in question. Most of the time, it's preferable to build from the development branch. If the version at the top of the page does not read v99-dev, please select that version before continuing,
Git 2.6.4 or later - The latest release should be fine.
Python 2.7.x - Get the latest Python 2.7.x Anaconda distribution from https://www.continuum.io/downloads
Qt 5.6.1 (online installer) - http://download.qt.io/official_releases/online_installers/qt-unified-windows-x86-online.exe. Please do not install a newer release, as it will not work. Qt provides much of the GUI framework behind GCS. Also, the compiler and some necessary Unix command line tools are provided.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition - https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-community-vs.aspx. Do not install an older or newer release, as it will not work. MSVC is used to compile GCS on Windows.
Default Install Paths
The bash_profile used by dRonin is setup to use default install paths. Please keep default paths while installing tools unless you are prepared to edit the bash profile by hand. Read the following steps carefully to avoid problems.
- Install git. Default options are okay. You will use this to clone the dRonin repository to your machine. It also provides a bash shell and other Unix-like tools.
- Install Python 2.7.x Anaconda distribution. Default options are okay. Python is used at various stages in the build process for both GCS and firmware.
- Install Qt SDK.
- Install Visual Studio.
Start a shell using the "Git bash" program shortcut.
Next, clone the dRonin repository. If you have your own fork, specify its URL on the git command line instead of the default URL below:
git clone git://github.com/d-ronin/dRonin.git cd dRonin
Type these command to install a bash_profile suitable for developing the project:
cp make/winx86/bash_profile ~/.bash_profile chmod 755 ~/.bash_profile
You may have to edit bash_profile if you have changed any installation paths from the default. Then exit from the terminal using the command below. Once the terminal has closed, start a new "Git bash" instance.
The dRonin build environment is capable of installing the rest of the tools that it needs.
Next change to the dRonin source directory, install the ARM SDK tools, openssl development libraries, and the zip compression tools used in packaging with the following commands.
cd dronin make arm_sdk_install make openssl_install make zip_install
Next, it's necessary to configure qbs:
qbs setup-toolchains --detect
If you wish to build packages for distribution (not recommended unless you know what you're doing), you will also need to install breakpad.
After this you can compile everything with the following commad!
You can run GCS from the command line after a successful build by typing:
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