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This guide describes one way to build gEDA/gaf (gschem and friends) on the Windows operating system. It uses Cygwin as the layer between Windows and the *nix world (ie gcc, make, bash etc…).
1. Download and run setup.exe from cygwin website: http://www.cygwin.com.
In the package selection dialog, select the following packages:
(Hint: press the “view” button once to arrange the list in alphabetical order)
atk-devel crypt file gcc gtk2-x11-devel guile-devel libgmp-devel libtool1.5 make pango-devel patchutils pcre-devel pcre-doc pkg-config xorg-x11-devel xorg-x11-fscl xterm
2. Append these lines to your .bash_profile:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/geda/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH export PATH=$HOME/geda/bin:$PATH export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$HOME/geda/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH
Update your environment:
$ source .bash_profile
3. Go to the gEDA sources download page.
From the gEDA/gaf group, download only the packages which have a date as its version. The necessary dependencies were already installed in step 1. However, if you haven't installed or built the libstroke package, be sure to add
to the opts= line. Add the following options to the opts= line in the Makefile
--disable-update-mime-database --disable-update-desktop-database --disable-nls
4. Go to the download directory and type:
$ make open $ make install ( ...patience... )
5. Now, to properly view the documentation from the help menu of gschem:
Locate the executables of your browser and PDF reader and create links from /usr/bin. Examples:
$ ln -s "c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" /usr/bin/iexplore $ ln -s "c:\Program Files\Firefox\firefox.exe" /usr/bin/firefox $ ln -s "c:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" /usr/bin/acroread
$ iexplore ( Microsoft Internet Explorer appears ) $ firefox ( Firefox appears - if installed ) $ acroread ( Adobe Acrobat Reader appears ) $ gschemdoc -m ( gEDA documentation appears )
6. Finally, start the X server: