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 +====== Building PixyMon ======
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 +PixyMon, like all of Pixy, is fully open source. You can obtain the latest source through [[http://​git-scm.com/​downloads|git]] and [[https://​github.com/​charmedlabs/​pixy|github]]. The default master branch contains the latest stable source code.
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 +==== Building in Windows ====
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 +To build PixyMon for Windows, you need to first install the Qt development environment. Probably the easiest way to get there is to install the Qt Open Source distribution with the mingw compiler. (We use the mingw compiler to create the Windows binaries.) Go here:
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 +http://​qt-project.org/​downloads
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 +and download and run the installer, and go with the defaults during the install, unless you know what you're doing.
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 +Once Qt is installed, run Qt Creator. Click on **File➜Open File or Project** and browse to ''​%%src/​host/​pixymon/​pixymon.pro%%''​ and then build by clicking on **Build➜Build Project "​pixymon"​**. Run by clicking on the run icon or debug icon.
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 +If PixyMon crashes immediately,​ it's usually caused by a missing libusb DLL. Be sure to copy libusb-1.0.dll into the same directory as the executable.
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 +**Note: many users have found that Qt version 5.4.x causes problems with PixyMon. We recommend Qt version 5.2.x.**
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 +==== Building in MacOS ====
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 +To build PixyMon for Mac OSX, you need to first install MacPorts (if you haven'​t already) by going here:
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 +https://​www.macports.org/​install.php
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 +Once you've installed, bring up a console window and run these commands:
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 +''​%%sudo port install libusb%%''​\\
 +''​%%sudo port install qt4-mac%%''​
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 +The qt4-mac package will take some time to install. If you already have Qt version 4.8 installed, you can use this version if you like, but it might require some\\
 +some editing of the paths in the build script (buildpixymon.sh)
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 +Obtain the Pixy source code and compile by running these commands from the console:
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 +''​%%git clone https://​github.com/​charmedlabs/​pixy.git%%''​\\
 +''​%%cd pixy/​scripts%%''​\\
 +''​%%./​build_pixymon_src.sh%%''​
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 +After the build finishes, point your Finder to the pixy/​build/​pixymon directory and run PixyMon.
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 +You can now copy the PixyMon app into your Applications directory if you like.
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 +==== Building in Linux ====
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 +Please go [[wiki:​v1:​Installing_PixyMon_on_Linux|here]] for detailed instructions.
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