[Digikam-users] Compiling digiKam for Windows KDE

David Eriksson meldavid at acc.umu.se
Sat Dec 19 14:54:17 GMT 2009

I am compiling under Windows with 4.3.4 using MinGW4. For the compiler I 
use the packages specified in 
Select all the Devel-packages that is needed, I have all under 
kdesupport and win32libs plus KDE-core-packages. Then I use a slightly 
modified version of the bootstrap.bat from the project-directory in the 

I hope this will help you.


Peter Shute skrev 2009-12-19 13:22:
> I'd like to compile the latest version to run under Windows, but I'm having trouble with the instructions at http://www.digikam.org/drupal/node/402
> These instructions mention KDE 4.1.2, and we're up to 4.3.4 now, so I'm wondering if my troubles are that these instructions don't work for the latest version of KDE.  The excellent set of screenshots suggests this might be true.
> Firstly, the instructions say to install in Developer mode.  My installer doesn't offer this mode, so I guess I should use Package Manager mode?
> Then I'm told to select MinGW compiler on the same dialog.  The screenshot shows a choice of MinGW or MSVC.  My installer offers me a choice of  MinGW, MinGW4 or MSVC.  I tried each of these, but none have all the suggested components available - each one has something missing.
> Is anyone able to tell me how to do this compilation?  Are there some more recent instructions anywhere?
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