Windows installer for bzr 2.7.0

Matthias Kluwe mkluwe at
Tue Mar 1 14:02:19 UTC 2016


Am 29.02.2016 20:33 schrieb "Mark Grandi" <markgrandi at>:

> well, since you seem keen on building it yourself, here are my (very
rough) notes from the time i built the 2.6.0 installer

Ok, "keen on" is probably a bit exaggerated, and you're more likely to
finish the job than me.

But thank you very much for your input!

I'll give it a try, using VS 2015 this time...


>> On Feb 29, 2016, at 12:30 PM, Matthias Kluwe <mkluwe at> wrote:

>> 2016-02-29 15:29 GMT+01:00 Alexander Belchenko <
alexander.belchenko at>:
>>> Please, take a look at
>>> This project tried to script the build process.
>>> Unfortunately it's not very easy to build due to many dependencies.
>> Wow, that's quite a list.
>> Building something on Windows without having a package manager means a
>> lot of manual work. And call me paranoid: Having to download binaries
>> from makes me nervous...
>> Ok, I'm giving the whole thing a try. I'm not sure if I have to use
>> the *exact* depenency versions (the installers project is a bit
>> dated), but let's see how far I can get (and if this works in the VM I
>> downloaded from Microsoft).
>> Regards,
>> Matthias
>>> 2016-02-29 16:17 GMT+02:00 Matthias Kluwe <mkluwe at>:
>>>> Hi!
>>>> What exactly are the requirements for building the Windows installer?
>>>> After a brief look into the bzr directory I failed to find build
>>>> instructions.
>>>> Ok, running the Makefile suggests some kind of 'make' should be
>>>> Is an installation of MinGW sufficient?
>>>> Furthermore, the 'iscc' command seems to belong to Inno Setup, and
>>>> obviously Python2 is needed. I would try to obtain these by chocolatey.
>>>> Additionally, the older standalone installers included several GUI
>>>> such as Bazaar Explorer, qbzr and TortoiseBzr. Any idea on how to
>>>> this?
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Matthias
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