New libpacks for Windows with VTK and OCCT7 by sgrogan

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yves78
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Re: New libpacks for Windows with VTK and OCCT7 by sgrogan

Postby yves78 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:44 pm

I was away, and just tested your way of building freecad.

It worked perfectly. I just have two remarks which for my opinion could be helpful for newbies :

- "14) Copy the bin subdirectory to the root of the build folder."
You should specify which bin subdirectory you mean.
You can reuse the same item in CompileOnWindows page, which is : "Copy libpack\bin folder into the new build folder CMake created"

- "16) There will be 2 drop downs in the VS toolbar menu. Change Debug to Release.
Click the dropdown for Win32 and “Configuration Manager...” From the “Active solution
platform” dropdown choose new, then from the “Type or select the new platform” dropdown select
“x64” Close all sub-menus."
I changed debug to release, but the dropdown was already on X64, no need to switch from Win32 to x64 : may be it could specified as
optional, if x64 is not already set ?

Thanks again !