Windows does not provide a bash environment like other 'Unix' systems. Most of tools are prepackaged and downloaded from our server to make the installation as friendly as possible. All you need to install manually is the msysGit package. Then, after running two scripts, you should have a complete build environment ready.
Install required software
- Download msysGit from https://git-for-windows.github.io/
- Install msysGit with default options except the install directory that needs to be without spaces, e.g. C:\GIT.
Browse installation steps using left/right arrows above.
Get the code using Git Bash
- Start Git Bash
- Create a C:/CODE directory (no spaces in name) :
Clone repository using git command :
Go into librepilot directory just created using git clone and check out the "next" source code branch, you can choose any other like "master" or "rel-15.09"
Install Windows tools
Some tools are needed : make and 7za (7-Zip)
run the following script :
Tired of typing tools/bin/make every time?
The following command will add /C/code/librepilot/tools/bin to your PATH:
You should adapt it to match your librepilot directory...
After issuing the above command, you'll need to exit the current shell and start a new one for it to take effect.
The rest of the document assumes that you have done this step (and we really recommend that you do it).
Install the toolchain
The toolchain is used to build the software:
Using make freshly installed in previous step:
This can take a while, fast internet connection preferred !
|Tool||Approx. size||Used for|
|Arm compiler||~94Mb||firmware build|
|Qt installer||~855Mb||GCS build|
|Mesa||~13Mb||OpenGL soft driver|
With the latest msysGIT version there are some issues with ccache install and ccache can be disabled as follows :
Edit the file make/tools.mk and find this line:
Comment ccache target with a "#"
Building the LibrePilot software
Basically you just need to type:
See also the Make basics page and learn more about 'make' commands
It will build the UAVObjGenerator utility and all firmwares:
Then GCS software:
Finally all files are packaged using the Nsis software installer.
At end, the LibrePilot software installer can be found in C:\code\librepilot\build\ directory.
Congratulations! You have setup the build environment and built the complete LibrePilot software suite!