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 * Desura
 * Build Desura on Linux
 * Build Desura on Windows
 * Create Packages
 * Special notes for advanced users
 * Closing Remarks

Desura
===================

Desura is a gaming client that allows users to one click download and install games and game modification.
For more information, visit http://www.moddb.com/groups/desura/forum/thread/open-sourcing-desura


Build Desura on Linux
===================

Run ./build_desura.sh

In order to make use of multiple CPU cores while compiling, run
./build_desura.sh -j8
which will invoke "make -j8" so the build is sped up extremely
and takes only 7 minutes on a modern machine (intel core i7 2635QM)
"8" will be the number of compile-thread to run at a time.

You can find out the number of cores you have running:
getconf _NPROCESSORS_ONLN

Required dependencies (can be installed by package manager or install-deps.sh):
boost
c-ares (for ares support in curl)
cmake
gtk2
OpenSSL
v8
anything chromium and v8 requires

Optional dependencies (will be built by cmake if not existing):
bzip2
curl (while building without ares support)
sqlite
tinyxml

Finally run Desura using ./install/run.sh

If you're on a 64bit system and want 32bit support, abort building it and go to
the 'build' folder, and edit the CMake cache as to enable 32BIT_SUPPORT.
(You can use ccmake or cmake-gui for this).

Build Desura on Windows
=====================

Download and install:
 * TortoiseSvn http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html. Make sure to install command line tools
 * msysGit https://code.google.com/p/msysgit/downloads/list
 * TortoiseGit http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/downloads/list. Make sure to install at least the patch tool
 * Windows Sdk 7.1 http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8279
  (If applicable)
 * Python 2.7 http://www.python.org/getit/
 * SCons http://www.scons.org/download.php (same architecture as python 2.7!)
 * CMake 2.8 http://www.cmake.org/

 Note: Make sure you add git to your environment path and also set SVN_PATH to point to the tortoise svn path

Open a 32bit cmd.exe with env vars set up by vc or other scripts (so we have a full build environment)
run ./build_desura.bat
wait

Create Packages
=====================

You can simply run the following commands to create packages for installing desura with your package manager:

 1. mkdir package
 2. cd package
 3. cmake -DPACKAGE_TYPE="{PACKAGE_TYPE}" -DINSTALL_DESKTOP_FILE=ON -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX="/opt/desura" ..
 4. make package

Supported Values for PACKAGE_TYPE are:
  * DEB
  * RPM

You can also mix them like: DEB;RPM

Special notes for advanced users
=====================

Desura is using the cmake build system for configuration on prject files for several build systems (make, VS, nmake, ...).
At the top of CMakeFile.txt is a documented list of options

a "normal" way to configure cmake would be something like this:
  * UNIX-based systems:
    1. mkdir build
    2. cd build
    3. cmake ..
    4. make
    5. sudo make install (optionally)

  * win32 based systems:
    1. md build
    2. cd build
    3. cmake ..
    4. open project files and compile them

Closing Remarks
=====================

If you need help, want to give some suggestions or
just want to talk, feel free to join our IRC channel #desura on irc.freenode.net
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