Build on Windows

1. OSGeo4W

OSGeo4W is a binary distribution of a broad set of open source geospatial software for Win32 environments (Windows XP, Vista, etc).

To build CDTStudio on Windows, we need to install 3rdParty libraries including QGIS, GDAL, OpenCV and Qt4.8.5 from the advanced mode of OSGeo4W.

PS: Please build CDTStudio and its dependent libraries in 64bit (x64) environment.

2. Build STxxL

The core of STxxL is an implementation of the C++ standard template library STL for external memory (out-of-core) computations, i. e., STXXL implements containers and algorithms that can process huge volumes of data that only fit on disks. While the closeness to the STL supports ease of use and compatibility with existing applications, another design priority is high performance.

Due to limitations of OSGeo4W on Windows, STxxl must be built by VS2010 with Boost. This is the stxxl build documentation.

3. QWT6.0

The Qwt library contains GUI Components and utility classes which are primarily useful for programs with a technical background. The build tutorial is here.

4. Environment variable configuration

Create new environment variables:


The value of each variable is the root directory of the library. (e.g., OSGEO4W_ROOT=C:\OSGeo4W64)

Then, create a new environment variables QT_PLUGIN_PATH, whose value is the plugins directory of Qt. (e.g., C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\Qt4\plugins)

In addition,add the bin directory of each library to Path environment variable. (e.g., C:\OSGeo4W64\bin;C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\qgis\bin;C:\qwt6\bin;C:\boost_1_55_0\lib64-msvc-10.0;)

5. Build

Build CDTStudio in Release mode in Qt Creator. (Debug mode has not been supported yet)

6. Copy the plugins of QGIS

Copy gdalprovider.dll and ogrprovider.dll (in plugins dir of QGIS, e.g., C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\qgis\plugins) to build_path/bin/Plugins of CDTStudio.

7. Run