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Permanent link to this post Posted by Apesbrain » Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:46 pm

AudacityTeam, please update the "Compiling on Windows" document located here:
https://github.com/audacity/audacity/bl ... ompile.txt

Please fix this (starting line 231):

For ASIO support, get the ASIO SDK from Steinberg
(http://www.steinberg.net/en/company/developers.html),
install at C:\ASIOSDK, then define an environment variable called
ASIOSDK_DIR.

The value should be the full path to the base directory of the
ASIO SDK, e.g.,

set ASIOSDK_DIR=C:\ASIOSDK2

>>> The Path does not match the install directory

Also, line 138 points to the old SourceForge repository.

Sections 5.1 thru 5.3 need to be made more clear about whether these optional features are required for a functional build and, if so, exactly how are they enabled. Thanks.
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Re: Outdated Instructions

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:07 pm

Apesbrain wrote:Please fix this (starting line 231):

For ASIO support, get the ASIO SDK from Steinberg
(http://www.steinberg.net/en/company/developers.html),
install at C:\ASIOSDK, then define an environment variable called
ASIOSDK_DIR.

The value should be the full path to the base directory of the
ASIO SDK, e.g.,

set ASIOSDK_DIR=C:\ASIOSDK2

>>> The Path does not match the install directory

Please, be specific. Do you mean that the environment variable should be "C:\ASIOSDK" because that is the default ASIO installation directory?

Isn't the requirement merely to set the environment variable to the same directory that ASIO is installed to, which is the user's choice?

Apesbrain wrote:Also, line 138 points to the old SourceForge repository.

OK well spotted - that will be fixed.

Apesbrain wrote:Sections 5.1 thru 5.3 need to be made more clear about whether these optional features are required for a functional build and, if so, exactly how are they enabled.

I slightly agree but the developers are strongly opposed to user-facing verbosity in compile.txt. After all the document is for developers, and those sections are not very unclear. You can always actually look in win\configwin.h.


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