Setting up a Win64 development environment for DB4S

Justin Clift edited this page Aug 29, 2018 · 9 revisions

These instructions are for setting up a MS Visual Studio 2013 based development environment for DB4S on 64-bit Windows.

The steps and screenshots were all done in a freshly installed Windows 8.1 x64 system.

If you're using a different version of windows, then some things may look slightly different, but the general approach should be the same. Hopefully. :grin:



1. Gather all the required files

As a first step, download all of the files listed in the Requirements section (above), and place them in a single directory. This is purely for reference purposes, and you can skip this if you want to do it differently. ;)

Gather the requirements

2. Install Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 or Visual Studio 2017

3. Create dev & git_repos directories

4. Install OpenSSL

5. Install CMake

6. Install NSIS

7. Install Qt

8. Install SQLite

9. Install GitHub Desktop

10. Clone the DB4S repository

11. Generate MSVC solution file

12. Compile DB4S using MSVC

13. Install DB4S locally

14. Create a redistributable DB4S package

When you've finished step 14, you'll have DB4S fully compiled, installed locally, and also a package for it you can distribute. :smile:

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