These instruction should work for Stellarium version 0.10.2 or before. For more recent versions, please use the Windows_Build_Instructions method which is much simpler.
Qt now contains a version for use with Visual Studio and this method may be relevant should be investigated
Visual Studio settings
Adding paths for include files and libary files To add newly added libraries to default search path for compilation and debugging : start Visual Studio and go to Tools->Options Add external Directories to "Microsoft Visual Studio" from Tools->Options, select "Project and Solutions" anf from there "VC++ Directories".
Select "Include files" from "Show directories for:" and add directories :
C:\Zlib\include C:\SDL\include C:\freetype\include C:\libjpeg\include C:\libpng\include C:\Boost\include C:\GnuWin32\include
Next add Library locations of libraries, Select "Library Files" from "Show directories for:" and add directories:
C:\Zlib\lib C:\SDL\lib C:\freetype\lib C:\libjpeg\lib C:\libpng\lib C:\Boost\lib C:\GnuWin32\lib
1) To create solution for stellarium
* Select "New...->Project" from "File"-menu * From "Visual C++" type select general and from there select "Empty Project" * Enter name form project "Stellarium" * Enter name for Solution "Stellarium" * If You want to change the location of project just do it ;} * Click "OK"
Now there should be a solution called "stellarium" and under it project called "stellarium". Next step is to set the project properties
2) Project Properties
Select "Project->Properties" * Select "All Configurations" from "Configuration:", browse and set in "Configuration Properties" and set
General : Output Directory as C:\Stellarium Configuration Type as Appllication (.exe) C/C++ General Additional Include Directories: ...\stellarium\src\planetsephems; ...\stellarium\src\stelutils; ...\stellarium\src\msdirent; ..\stellarium\src; Preprocessor Preprocessor Definitions: _USE_MATH_DEFINES; _CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE; _ATL_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE; main=SDL_main; POSIX; WIN32; WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN Linker Input Additipnal Dependices msvcrt.lib Ws2_32.lib freetype221.lib libpng13.lib SDL.lib libjpeg.lib libintl.lib SDLmain.lib zdll.lib Opengl32.lib Glu32.lib Ignore Specific Libraries as LIBCMT.lib System SubSystem as Console (/SUBSYSTEM:CONSOLE)
* Select "Release" from "Configuration:", browse and set in "Configuration Properties" and set C/C++ General Optimization as Optimization: Maximize Speed (/O2)
* Select "Debug" from "Configuration:", browse and set in "Configuration Properties" and set C/C++ General Debug Information Format as Program Database for Edit & Continue (/ZI) Optimization Optimization as Disabled (/Od) Preprocessor _USE_MATH_DEFINES; _CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE; _ATL_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE; main=SDL_main; POSIX; WIN32; WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN DEBUG Output Files Program Database File Name as $(TargetDir)\vc80.pdb Linker Input Ignore Specific Libraries as LIBCMT.lib Debugging Generate Debug Info as Yes(/DEBUG)
2) Add files to "stellarium" project Add existing files to project:
"Header Files" : Add existing files, select all header files from ...\Stellarium\src "Source Files" : Add existing files, select all header files from ...\Stellarium\src
Now we have solution and project for stellarium, next thing is to add projects for "iniparser", "msdirent", "plantetsephms" and "stelutils". The creation of these projects is similar to "stellarium" project except the :
"Project type"s areStatic Library (.lib)
"C/C++->Preprocessor->Preprocessor Defines"s are _CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE;_USE_MATH_DEFINES
also the "stelutils"-project should have
"Additional Include Directories" as ...\stellarium\src\stelutils\iniparser ...\stellarium\src\planetsephems; ...\stellarium\src\stelutils; ...\stellarium\src\msdirent; ...\stellarium\src
To create dependencies right-click on "Stellarium" solution and select "Properties" 1) check that the "Single startup project" in "Common Properties->Startup Project" is checkd and the project selected is "Stellarium". 2) on "Project Dependencies" Stellarium is depended all other projects and other projects are independed
Yes, that's all folks! Just try to build the solution first on "Debug"-mode
Before actually run the application You must copy the libraries *.dll's into the target directory of build e.g. C:\Stellarium or have the *.dll's in Your path (I prefere the first: copy the dll's)
Also the directory structure of config/data/texture and so on must be present in the target directory e.g. C:\Stellarium
That's all !
Now! Just have fun and don't hesitate to contact me if You have problems and/or suggestions
Lippo (lippo dot huhtala at saunalahti dot fi)