Building Oolite Windows from source - The Easier Way

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Re: Building Oolite Windows from source - The Easier Way

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Zireael wrote:*dances around happily*

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this guide! I just managed to compile and test a certain tweak of mine (and no, I am not talking of the failed attempt to de-hardcode the number of systems)
Now you have to begin the long and tiring journey of trial and error of coding and re-coding... :lol:

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Thanks, last night I followed the instructions in the first post of this thread and it worked first time flawlessly on Windows 8 ultimate 64 bit
I then wrote a bash script (comprising of the last bit) to update and compile it which I tested this morning again it worked flawlessly

I hope to become an active contributor to this project. we'll see just how good (or bad) I am at coding in C.. lol

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BlueSteel wrote:we'll see just how good (or bad) I am at coding in C.. lol
Welcome to the forums, BlueSteel.

Note that Oolite uses Objective-C, rather than C, as its language. If you're already familiar with C then there's a few extra bits of syntax mostly related to how objects are defined, used and memory managed, plus an extensive (but generally well-documented) standard object library in the form of Cocoa or GNUStep (depending on OS). C-style code is also used in situations where maximum speed and lower-level memory access is required, generally when interfacing with graphics and sound libraries, but mostly that's avoided. If you're not already familiar with C, this information will probably change which language tutorials and references you consider.

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how do I get the version number/code to show on screen with this method?
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Make the target "release-snapshot" (which defines compile-time constants which enable the watermark)

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cim wrote:Make the target "release-snapshot" (which defines compile-time constants which enable the watermark)
Sorry, but that's Hebrew to me. :(
What should I type, and where, and when?
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When you do the final build, you need something like "make -fMakefile release-snapshot" (without the quotes) in the root of your trunk code set-up after you do the git download or update.

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Thargoid wrote:When you do the final build, you need something like "make -fMakefile release-snapshot" (without the quotes) in the root of your trunk code set-up after you do the git download or update.
So I just ditch the "debug=no" -part and insert "-fMakefile release-snapshot" instead?
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Yes, or basically just type the line above. Another segment I use (if you have a multi-core CPU) is -j4, where that tells the compile to use that number of cores (4 in the -j4 case) to speed things up a bit.

Before you do it though, you probably should "make clean" which will remove the previous build, as if you build one build target over another you can get weird problems of files not coming out right.

So basically the bold/italic bits below:

  • git pull (to update, or if necessary do your repository download if it's the first time)
  • make clean (if you've done a previous build of another target)
  • make -fMakefile release-snapshot (to make the code).
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Thargoid wrote:Yes, or basically just type the line above. Another segment I use (if you have a multi-core CPU) is -j4, where that tells the compile to use that number of cores (4 in the -j4 case) to speed things up a bit.

Before you do it though, you probably should "make clean" which will remove the previous build, as if you build one build target over another you can get weird problems of files not coming out right.

So basically the bold/italic bits below:

  • git pull (to update, or if necessary do your repository download if it's the first time)
  • make clean (if you've done a previous build of another target)
  • make -fMakefile release-snapshot (to make the code).
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Cool, thanks.

Where do I put that -j4 ?
Before -fMakefile? (making the command: make -j4 -fMakefile release-snapshot)
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Here is my updated bash script to update and recompile

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#!/bin/bash
echo Updating Oolete source code
cd /d/myoolite/oolite
git pull
git submodule update
make clean
# make debug=no
make -j4 -fMakefile release-snapshot

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@Zieman - doesn't matter, as long as the command (make) comes first and the target (released snapshot) is last. The other bits (starting with -) are make parameters and their keys, and can be in any order.

And as a note, the 4 in the -j4 may need to be able tweaked depending on how many cores your system has and that you want to use.

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This is my script I use.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1-0dPi ... cslist_api
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rp8n6maauruom ... -oolite.sh
https://app.box.com/s/275jc1prhgjbborca80d

Once you have downloaded it, place it in your Msys home directory. For me that is C:\Msys_x2\1.0\home\Richard. Next open up the console (with msys.bat) and type:

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chmod 0755 build-oolite.sh
Now you can use it to build Oolite, install it and also either clone a new version or pull the latest commits down.

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build-oolite.sh -t snapshot /c/Games/Oolite/v1.79/snapshot
Compiles the code contained in the directory ‘oolite’ as a release-snapshot version and installs in /c/Games/Oolite/v1.79/snapshot

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build-oolite.sh -h
Show usage.

Ignore the license difference between the header and what is displayed by build-oolite.sh --version, I forgot to update it. It is CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

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Has anything changed with regards to the method in the first post?

I've not been able to get it to work since 1.82 (may well be me...)
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No, what seems to be the problem?

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