[mythtv-users] Status of Win32 builds for MythTV

Anthony Giggins seven at seven.dorksville.net
Sun Jul 21 22:33:56 UTC 2019

On Sun, 21 Jul 2019 at 04:05, Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 12:57 AM <mythtv at kosowsky.org> wrote:
>> I am looking to find and/or build a Windows mythtv frontend for ver
>> 29.1.
>> In looking at the wiki
>> (https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/MythTV_on_Windows), there doesn't seem to
>> be anything updated since circa 2013 and ver 23.
>> - Has anyone successfully built a Windows frontend using a recent mythtv
>>   version?
>> Are there any pre-builds available?
>> Failing that, are there any updated build instructions?
>> I like the idea of watching mythtv from my Windows laptop...
>> Best,
>> Jeff
> A few years ago dblain made a powershell script and a wiki page for
> compiling using Visual Studio.  I was able to successfully compile
> everything using master and the 2019 Community version  (the free one) of
> Visual Studio.
> The web page is here:
> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/MythTV_on_Windows_using_Visual_Studio  It
> talks about QT with versions of Visual Studio newer than 2010 not working
> because QT doesn't have 32-bit OpenGL support for newer versions of
> Studio.  It also says 64 bit builds cannot be done because of lack of
> support for inline assembly in Studio.  However, I was able to compile a
> 64-bit version without compile issues, so perhaps the myth source has
> conditionals for that now.  Compiling a 64-bit app gets around the QT issue
> I assume.
> I had to do a few small fixups to get a good compile:
> - the tool set and platform had to be updated to 142 and 10 for a few
> .vcxproj project files (expat, exiv2, and libzmq)
> - there were a dozen .pro files that needed QT += widgets in them.  There
> was conditional code in them that was not adding them.  Not sure why
> I was using QT 5.13.0.
> I ran mythtv\mythtv\configure.ps1 OutputType sln
> This generated a solution file that I could then load in Studio and
> compile.
> Big disclaimer: I only claim to have built everything without compile or
> link errors.  I did not test for a successful run, as I'm not setup for
> that right now.  If you want my git diff output, let me know.
> -Jerry
Did you have any binaries you'd like to share, I'd happily test, although
I'm still running version 29

Also which version did you compile? 29-fixes, 30-fixes or master?

also why not submit a pull request to merge your changes back in? or a link
to your fork atleast


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