Compile under Windows

(Ingo Weyrich) #21


Please, can you tell me the time of the day?





And can you do that?


If I don’t include cursors and Gdk-pixbuf, I get warning at run time

 Andre@C1 MINGW64 /d/RAWTHERAPEE/5.3-482-gf644d41f
 $ ./rawtherapee
 (rawtherapee.exe:23432): Gdk-WARNING **: Failed to load cursor theme Adwaita
 (rawtherapee.exe:23432): Gtk-WARNING **: Could not load a pixbuf from /org/gtk/libgtk/theme/Adwaita/assets/check-symbolic.svg.
 This may indicate that pixbuf loaders or the mime database could not be found.

So I think it is better keep those items included.

The list of dependencies should be as follows (until cursors are shiped with RT):

gtk2 files
    delete them
    The list in rawpedia is ok except the error in libbz2-1 name

Adwaita icons

    from prefix/share -> .share

Adwaita cursors

    from prefix/share/icons/Adwaita/cursors
    -> ./share/icons/Adwaita.cursors

adwaita files

    from prefix/share/icons/Adwaita
    -> ./share/icons/Adwaita

    prefix/share/glib-2.0/schemasgschemas.compiled -> ./share/glib-2.0/schemas

gdk pixbuf
    prefix/lib/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/* -> ./lib/gdk-pixbuf-2.0

@sguyader can you modify rawpedia?

For those interested, This is the simplest way I found to create subdirectories and copy the files

# Icons
  listedirs=" icons/Adwaita/16x16/actions
      icons/Adwaita/16x16/devices icons/Adwaita/16x16/mimetypes
      icons/Adwaita/16x16/places icons/Adwaita/16x16/status 
      icons/Adwaita/48x48/devices  "

    for v in $listedirs
        robocopy $prefix/share/$v $destination/share/$v -s 1>/dev/null
    robocopy $prefix/share/icons/adwaita/24x24/status $destination/share/icons/adwaita/24x24/status image-missing.png 1>/dev/null
    robocopy $prefix/share/icons/Adwaita/cursors    $destination/share/icons/Adwaita/cursors plus.cur \
       sb_h_double_arrow.cur sb_left_arrow.cur sb_right_arrow.cur sb_v_double_arrow.cur 1>/dev/null
    robocopy $prefix/share/glib-2.0/schemas  $destination/share/glib-2.0/schemas     gschemas.compiled 1>/dev/null

#Adwaita files
    robocopy  $prefix/share/icons/Adwaita    $destination/share/icons/Adwaita \
       icon-theme.cache index.theme 1>/dev/null
    robocopy $prefix/lib/gdk-pixbuf-2.0 $destination/lib/gdk-pixbuf-2.0 -s 1>/dev/null


I don’t know how to include the cursors into the repository of RawTherapee.

(Sebastien Guyader) #24

To @gaaned92, @TooWaBoo and all, I updated Rawpedia, please review my changes.


@TooWaBoo Thank you for the corrections. your changes are ok

Reading the windows page, I still have some corrections to propose:

  • in second § replace

RawTherapee can be built using GTK+ versions 2 or 3. To build using GTK2 use the gtk2 branch; to build using GTK3 use the dev branch
Rawtherapee is built using GTK+ version 3.

  • suppress the paragraph “Download and build Clearlooks” as it will no longer be used

  • at the end of “Clone and build RawTherapee”, delete all text from

if you are building for 32-bit Windows XP until end of §

  • in “Creating a distributable package” suppress:
The current WindowsInnoSetup.iss script is designed for the gtk2 branch
so that icons and schemas will be copied into the package. 
  • in same § delete

The gdb.exe binary, available from, should be copied into the RawTherapee installation folder and, if using Inno Setup to generate the package, the WindowsInnoSetup.iss script should be edited by uncommenting (removing the semicolon from the front of) the following around line 114 of the script:

;Source: “{#MyBuildBasePath}\gdb.exe”; DestDir: “{app}”; Flags: ignoreversion

  • replace


     "WinXP" means that the build is only for Windows XP. "WinVista" means it can run on any version of Windows from Vista upwards, including 10.
      The "version" will either look like 5.2 if you checkout the 5.2 tag, or 5.2-dev-g1a2b3c4d if you checkout the dev branch after 5.2 was tagged.
      If you are shipping more than one build type in an installer, include the names of all build types, e.g. release_debug.

    For example:


. "WinVista" means it can run on any version of Windows from Vista upwards, including 10.
    The "version" will either look like 5.2 if you checkout the 5.2 tag, or 5.2-xxx-g1a2b3c4d if you checkout the dev branch after 5.2 was tagged.

For example:

(Morgan Hardwood) #26

The gtk2, gtk3 and master branches are deleted. To build the GTK2 version checkout the 5.0-r1-gtk2 tag.

It’s fine to mention GTK2 but the guide should focus on building the dev branch using GTK3 and not confuse the user with info about building obsolete and unsupported versions.

And please try to avoid duplicating info since that makes maintenance more difficult. For example when describing branches you could just refer to Linux#Choose_a_branch, same for CMake options and any other information which does not significantly change between OSes.