Write a KDE Techbase Article on Marble Compilation on Windows
completed by: daniel_lanzi
mentors: Dennis Nienhüser
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While Marble is primarily being developed on Linux, it also works fine on Windows. There is a KDE TechBase article at https://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Marble/WindowsCompiling that describes how to set Marble up for development on Windows, but the article needs some improvements. This is the first task in a series to improve this article.
Currently the article has the following structure:
- Compiling Marble using MingW
- Compiling Marble using Microsoft Visual C++
- Compiling Marble using Microsoft Visual C++ x86/x64 from Git
When all tasks in the task series are done, we should have the following structure:
- 1 Preliminaries:
- Getting the Marble Source Code
- Compiling with MingW and mingw32-make
- Compiling using Microsoft Visual C++ and nmake
- Compiling using Microsoft Visual C++ and Visual Studio
In this first task please do the following:
- Rename the section "Compiling Marble using Microsoft Visual C++ x86/x64 from Git" to "Compiling using Microsoft Visual C++ and Visual Studio"
- Move the text parts that talk about Tortoise Git to a new section "Getting the Marble Source Code" to appear after "Preliminaries".
- Update the subsection "Configuring and Compiling": Replace Visual Studio 2008 with Visual Studio 2013 Express
- Improve the Wiki syntax of the section: Use consistent headlines, add code boxes etc. See the help pages of the Wiki
- Follow the instructions and make sure they are accurate. Improve wherever necessary.
The easiest way to reach Marble developers to help you is to visit the #marble IRC channel in freenode. Watch out for Earthwings.