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Building OLA for Windows


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This describes how to get OLA compiled for windows, it's a work in progress so it's unlikely to work as is. This tutorial uses gcc as the compiler, other compilers have not been tested.

Install Mingw, msys & build tools

Together MinGW & msys provide a unix-style shell environment & compiler suite for windows. Read the instructions at the MinGW site for more info. MinGW now provides an installer to get most of the system up and running quickly. Download the installer and make sure you select "C++ Compiler". "MSYS Basic System" & "MinGW Developer Toolkit" when prompted.

Once the installer has completed, open the msys shell (under Programs > MinGW) and install some additional packages:

$ mingw-get.exe install msys-automake msys-autoconf libtool

Install Git

Git is used to checkout (and commit) the ola sources. See, be sure to select "checkout as is, commit unix style" during the install otherwise you'll get autoconf errors.

Add the following line to your .bashrc file so that git can be used within msys:

PATH="$PATH:/c/Program Files/Git/bin"

Install Dependencies

For each of these it should be as simple as downloading the package, placing it in C:\MinGW\msys\1.0\home\USER , un-taring the package and running ./configure , make & make install.

Build OLA

  • Do a git checkout of OLA
 $ git.exe clone
  • Run ./configure
 $ ./configure
  • Build
 $ make

Current TODO

  • Fix the Socket & SelectServer classes or replace them with whatever makes sense on windows
  • The USB Pro plugin needs a way to find devices, obviously /dev doesn't exist
  • The DMX USB requires libusb win32. Not sure what the status of this is