[mythtv-users] Status of Win32 builds for MythTV

Anthony Giggins seven at seven.dorksville.net
Wed Jul 24 02:01:56 UTC 2019

On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 at 15:14, Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 6:35 PM Anthony Giggins <
> seven at seven.dorksville.net> wrote:
>> 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
>> Cheers,
>> Anthony
> I'd be happy to share binaries.  I built against master, but I could
> switch to a different branch if that would be more helpful. Let me know.
> I would like to get the changes I made merged back in, but I made my .pro
> file changes without really understanding why they weren't working as they
> were.  Why didn't the following include widgets?  I had to move the widgets
> line outside the condition for the code to compile.
> contains(QT_VERSION, ^5\\.[0-9]\\..*) {
> QT += widgets
> }
> Anyway, once I get that sorted I'll make a pull request.
> Thanks,
> Jerry
Thanks Jerry,

29-fixes binaries would be awesome, however if that's not possible perhaps
30-fixes I can always upgrade.


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