Note that currently, on Windows, only the Microsoft Visual Studio build is
supported. Also, this builds a 32-bit image; VAPOR has not yet been ported
to 64-bit Windows. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or
problems with the Windows source build.
Note: it is strongly recommended that the binary installation be used if at all possible. Building from source can be difficult and time consuming.
Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 or later is required.
Windows versions of the following libraries and header files must be
Note: LibTiff, LibGeotiff, and PROJ are statically linked on windows. The versions of the libraries and header files that were used to build VAPOR 1.5 are available on the VAPOR website as proj4_win32.zip (containing proj libraries and headers) and tiff_win32.zip (containing headers and libraries for both tiff and geotiff).
The VAPOR source download file is the same for Windows and Linux. On Windows,
it’s necessary to have the programs "gunzip" and
"tar" on the Windows machine. These programs can be obtained
from the http://www.cygwin.com website. To convert the source download
file to the full source code, first run 'gunzip vapor-1.4.0-src.tar.gz'
and then run 'tar -xf vapor-1.3.2-src.tar'
Set the following environment variables:
Load the Visual C++ solution file from its directory in the source tree
(make/win32/common/common.sln ) into visual C++, and build the entire
Note: In order to build the Windows installer project, it will be necessary
to specify the paths (on your local machine) to many of the files that are
included in the installation, such as the QT library dll. The windows installer
does not use environment variables to determine the libraries to install.