Building on Windows

  1. cd 32bit/bibledit-desktop or cd 64bit/bibledit/desktop
  2. ./
  3. ./configure
  4. make
  5. We use a special installation script on Windows. You have to run this inside a mingw shell that has Administrator rights. (Right click its icon and select the option "Run as administrator.")
  6. ./windows/
  7. This creates either C:\Program Files (x86)\Bibledit-4.9.3 (32-bit) or C:\Program Files\Bibledit-4.9.3 (64-bit)
  8. Within that directory, it creates \editor\... and puts all the files needed to run Bibledit
  9. Create a shortcut on your desktop pointing to the appropriate editor\bin\bibledit-desktop.exe file.
  10. Give it an icon, say %ProgramFiles%\Bibledit-4.9.3\editor\bin\bibledit.ico
  11. Make sure the shortcut working directory is something like C:\Program Files (x86) \Bibledit-4.9.3 or C:\Program Files\Bibledit-4.9.3 (but with the version number appropriately modified)
  12. Follow the instructions in optional step #2 and #3 found in bibledit/gtk/windows/INSTALLLING.txt. This will guide you through the installation of php-cli and xetex so that you will have the necessary support programs and won't get error messages about them missing.
  13. NOTE: Don't bother trying to run ./src/libs/bibledit-desktop.exe because it won't work. Bibledit-desktop.exe needs to be situated in a running directory where it has access to a bunch of library code, fonts, and other shared resources. You need to run to get it into a happy home before it will run properly.
  14. Now go to Code Development on Linux or Windows
  15. Or, go to Building the Self-Extracting Installer if you want to create an install package to distribute.

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