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Compiling

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    Overview

    Instructions on how to compile the MediaPortal 2 source code.

    Compiling with Visual C# 2010 / 2012

    Compiling a 'Release' version

    The Release build configuration is used for productive builds. During development and for debug builds, use the Debug build configuration. To compile MediaPortal 2 in the Release build configuration, do the following steps:

    • Start Visual Studio 2010 / 2012
    • Open the solution file
      • Source\MP2-Client.sln or
      • Source\MP2-Server.sln or
      • Source\MP2-ServiceMonitor.sln or
      • Setup\MP2-Setup.sln
    • Set the active build configuration to 'Release'
    • Set the active platform to 'x86' *
    • Select Build->Rebuild solution

    The output will be located in

    • Bin\MP2-Client\bin\x86\Release\ for the client
    • Bin\MP2-Server\bin\x86\Release\ for the server
    • Bin\MP2-ServiceMonitor\bin\x86\Release\ for the service monitor
    • Bin\MP2-Setup\Release\en-us\ for the setup

    Compiling a 'Debug' version

    The Debug build configuration is used during development. To compile MediaPortal 2 in the Debug build configuration, do the following steps:

    • Start Visual Studio 2010 / 2012
    • Open the solution file
      • Source\MP2-Client.sln or
      • Source\MP2-Server.sln or
      • Source\MP2-ServiceMonitor.sln or
      • Setup\MP2-Setup.sln
    • Set the active build configuration to 'Debug'
    • Set the active platform to 'x86' *
    • Select Build->Rebuild solution

    The output will be located in

    • Bin\MP2-Client\bin\x86\Debug\ for the client
    • Bin\MP2-Server\bin\x86\Debug\ for the server
    • Bin\MP2-ServiceMonitor\bin\x86\Debug\ for the service monitor
    • Bin\MP2-Setup\Debug\en-us\ for the setup
    * Important Note: MediaPortal 2 does not work in 'Any CPU' configuration. All projects have been disabled from compiling in the 'Any CPU' configuration.

    Compiling with MSBuild

    MSBuild comes with the .NET SDK and is a command line tool to build software by using the project files that Visual Studio creates.

    The following batch files for compiling with MSBuild are already included in the repository:

    • Build\MSBUILD_Rebuild_Release_Client.bat for the client
    • Build\MSBUILD_Rebuild_Release_Server.bat for the server
    • Build\MSBUILD_Rebuild_Release_ServiceMonitor.bat for the service monitor
    • Build\MSBUILD_Rebuild_Release_Setup.bat for the setup

    You have to run each batch file, one by one. Do not run more than one at the same time.

    After the builds are successfully completed, your freshly compiled MediaPortal is available in:

    • Bin\MP2-Client\bin\x86\Release\ for the client
    • Bin\MP2-Server\bin\x86\Release\ for the server
    • Bin\MP2-ServiceMonitor\bin\x86\Release\ for the service monitor
    • Bin\MP2-Setup\Release\en-us\ for the setup



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