Compiling OpenKore under Windows (WinXP/Win7)

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Compiling OpenKore under Windows (WinXP/Win7)

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On these topic, I'll Explain how to SetUp and Install all required things to run OpenKore under Windows.
and Build start.exe and wxstart.exe


We Will Start from Installing Required Software and Perl packages:


1) Install:
ActiveState Perl 5.10
ActiveState PDK 9.0 (Optional)
GCC MingW 5.1
Python 2.7
Microsoft Windows SDK / Platform SDK
Note: About "Microsoft Windows SDK / Platform SDK" I still Donno. May-be It's better to just use "GCC MingW".

2) Installing Wx (Optional if you want to do #3.1):
Run PPM.
From the application menu under Edit -> Preferences, add a new repository using the URL

http://www.wxperl.co.uk/repository
If you have a recent ActivePerl installation on Windows, this repository will already be available in the dropdown list of repositories.
You can display the source repository for PPMs in the Perl Package Manager GUI via the menu selection View->View Columns->Repo.

Choose to install from wxperl repository:
Wx
Wx::Demo
Wx::TreeListCtrl
Wx::GLCanvas
Wx::Perl::Packager
Note: On Some Cases, hand compiling of "Wx" fails. So I better suggest to use wxperl PPM packages.

3) Other CPAN packages:
1) Compile and Install some needed CPAN packages:
cpan
cpan> install UNIVERSAL::require
cpan> install ExtUtils::XSpp
cpan> install IO::Scalar
cpan> install List::Util
cpan> install File::Path
cpan> install File::Slurp
cpan> install File::chdir
cpan> install Text::Balanced
cpan> install Digest::MD5
cpan> install OpenGL
4) Wx CPAN packages (optional):
1) Compile and Install some needed CPAN packages:
cpan
cpan> force install Alien::wxWidgets
cpan> force install Wx
cpan> force install Wx::GLCanvas
cpan> force install Wx::TreeListCtrl
cpan> force install Wx::Demo
cpan> force install Wx::Perl::Packager
5) 'Coro' (optional):
TODO....
Note: Thees is better done by hands.

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Re: Compiling OpenKore under Windows (WinXP/Win7)

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Compiling XSTools.dll and NetRedirect.dll

Note: this task is simple, and just need a few tools to be Installed.

1) Install Dependency tools (full installation)
GCC MingW 5.1
Python 2.5 or better
2) Open simple Console on where OpenKore is unpacked (Not the MS Dev Console).

3) Run SCons from OpenKore place:
python src/scons-local-1.3.0/scons.py
Note: sometimes (on some systems) Python is not on path, so you need to change 'python' to something like 'C:\Python27\python.exe'.
Note: When Ended successfully, you will get 'scons: done building targets.'

4) Move compiled DLL's:
copy .\src\auto\XSTools\XSTools.dll .\
copy .\src\auto\XSTools\NetRedirect.dll .\
del /F /Q .\src\auto\XSTools\XSTools.dll
del /F /Q .\src\auto\XSTools\NetRedirect.dll
5) Now Clean Up the mess We made:
python src/scons-local-1.3.0/scons.py -c
Note: Same as on Step (3)

6) All Done! Hurray!!!!!!! :D

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Re: Compiling OpenKore under Windows (WinXP/Win7)

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Making start.exe and wxstart.exe

Note: this task is simple, and just need a few tools to be Installed.

1) Install Dependency:
ActiveState PDK 9.0
Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+
2) Copy 'gdiplus.dll' to 'Perl\site\lib\Alien\wxWidgets\msw_*\lib\'
Note: this mean Unpacking that KB and copy file to Alien::wxWidgets lib folder.

3) Open simple Console on where OpenKore is unpacked (Not the MS Dev Console).

4) Navigate to 'build' folder:
cd src\build\
5) Build 'start.exe':
set BUILDING_WX=0
compile.bat
Note: Do not run this after 'compile-wx.bat' or you will get non working 'start.exe'.

6) Build 'wxstart.exe':
compile-wx.bat
7) All Done! Hurray!!!!!!! :D

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Re: Compiling OpenKore under Windows (WinXP/Win7)

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Compiling Using perl 5.22

# Clearing the environment
uninstall all perl versions from pc
uninstall all python versions
clear the windows PATH remove all perl/mingw/gcc/python references

# Setting Up the environment
Intall Active Perl 5.22 x86_64 - https://github.com/OpenKore/perl-dev-ki ... r/perl_522
Instal Perl PDK 9.5.1 - x86 - https://github.com/OpenKore/perl-dev-ki ... r/perl_522
Install Winlibs (GCC 7.5.0 + MinGW-w64 7.0.0) x86 - https://github.com/brechtsanders/winlib ... .0.0-r1.7z

# Setting up the Windows PATH
Add Winlibs to PATH (must be before of everything)
`C:\mingw32\bin`
Add Perl PDK 9.5.1 to PATH
`C:\Program Files (x86)\ActiveState Perl Dev Kit 9.5.1\bin`
Add Active Perl 5.22 to PATH
`C:\Perl\site\bin`
`C:\Perl\bin`

# Installing CPAN dependencies
open ppm
install JSON-XS
install YAML
install Canary-Stability
close the ppm

# Installing Wx lib
open cpan

notest install Log::Log4perl
notest install CPAN
fforce notest install Alien::wxWidgets
fforce notest install Wx
fforce notest install Wx::Perl::Packager
fforce notest install OpenGL
fforce notest install Wx::GLCanvas
fforce notest install Wx::Demo
# fforce notest install Wx::TreeListCtrl (not working, error in compilation)

# Installing Openkore dependencies
notest install CPAN::DistnameInfo
notest install UNIVERSAL::require
notest install ExtUtils::XSpp
notest install IO::Scalar
notest install List::Util
notest install File::Path
notest install File::Slurp
notest install File::chdir
notest install Text::Balanced
notest install Digest::MD5
notest install Encode::HanExtra

# Wx::TreeListCtrl manual install
download https://cpan.metacpan.org/authors/id/M/ ... .13.tar.gz
extract to `C:\Perl\cpan\build`
edit Wx-TreeListCtrl-0.13\cpp\treelistctrl.cpp
comment (//) the following line:
`wxTheApp->GetTraits()->ScheduleForDestroy(this);`
change the following line from:
`m_findStr.Append (event.GetKeyCode());`
to:
`m_findStr.Append ((const char *)event.GetKeyCode());`

open cmd and go to (cd) `C:\Perl\cpan\build\Wx-TreeListCtrl-0.13`
perl Makefile.PL
dmake
dmake install

# optional
# Only work in ppm
# Tk lib
install Tk

# Win32 GUI lib
install Win32::Console
install Win32::GUI

from here just use the build files described above
"ignorance is a blessing"

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