Vcpkg InstallationΒΆ

Finally, we need a C++ package manager to acquire and install third-party C++ libraries used by FLINT. Vcpkg maintains a catalog of more than 1,900 libraries that have been tested against Visual Studio 2019 and 2017, and builds these libraries during compilation to ensure compatibility with the FLINT source code. A fork of the original Vcpkg package has been created under moja global for the FLINT required libraries.

To build the libraries please follow the following steps:

# bootstrap
bootstrap-vcpkg.bat

# install packages
vcpkg.exe install boost-test:x64-windows boost-program-options:x64-windows boost-log:x64-windows turtle:x64-windows zipper:x64-windows poco:x64-windows libpq:x64-windows gdal:x64-windows sqlite3:x64-windows boost-ublas:x64-windows
  • Once this has completed, start a command shell in your FLINT repository folder. Now use the following commands to create the Visual Studio solution:

   # Create a build folder under the Source folder
   cd Source
   mkdir build
   cd build

   # now create the Visual Studio Solution (2019)
   cmake -G "Visual Studio 16 2019" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=C:/Development/Software/moja -DVCPKG_TARGET_TRIPLET=x64-windows -DENABLE_TESTS=OFF -DENABLE_MOJA.MODULES.ZIPPER=OFF -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=c:\Development\moja-global\vcpkg\scripts\buildsystems\vcpkg.cmake ..

   # OR Visual Studio Solution (2017)
   cmake -G "Visual Studio 15 2017" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=C:/Development/Software/moja -DVCPKG_TARGET

A solution is simply a container used by Visual Studio to organize one or more related projects. When you open a solution in Visual Studio, it automatically loads all the projects that the solution contains.