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Installation Guide
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Boost 鈮 1.78
MySQL 鈮 5.7.0
OpenSLL 鈮 1.0.x
CMake 鈮 3.16
MS Visual Studio (Community) 鈮 17 (2022) (Desktop) (No preview)
  1. Git Extensions

    1. You will need Git installed. You can get the latest version https://git-scm.com/download/win

      • During Git installation - Adjusting your PATH environment. Pick "Git from the command line and also from 3rd-party software".
  2. Install the compiler / IDE Visual Studio (17) Community 2022

    You will need to install the C++ compiler.

    To do this, select Desktop development for C++ under Workloads -> Desktop & Mobile.

  3. MySQL Server Community Edition (Use version 鈮 5.7 with mysql server configuration)

    1. Download the Windows MSI Installer.

    2. Scroll down to the bottom and click on "No thanks, just take me to the downloads!"

    3. When the installation is almost done, make sure "Launch the MySQL Instance Configuration Wizard" is checked, then click "Finish".

    4. When the MySQL Instance Configuration Wizard launches, most default options are fine, but remember the username and password you use (root // whatever). You will need them to log into your chosen database management tool (below) in order to import SQL files later.

    5. To test if MySQL is set up correctly, hit CTRL+ALT+DEL on your keyboard, enter the Task Manager, and select the "Services" tab. In the list of services you should see "MySQL" with a status of "Running".

    6. Add MySQL to Environment Variables.

      1. Go to Control Panel -> System

      2. Go to Advanced System Settings

      3. Go to Environment Variables

      4. Under "Systemvariables" select Path

      5. Edit and add your install path of MySQL, i.e C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\bin\

  4. Choose a database management tool

    • mysql cli (Fastest)

    • SQLYog Community Edition

    • HeidiSQL (Best for beginners)

    • MySQL Workbench (already installed if you chose to install full MySQL package)

    • DBeaver (Multiplattform Database Management Tool)

    1. Try connecting to your database. You may be looking for "Connect to Host" or "New Connection" or "Session Manager" depending on which program you use.

    2. Create a new connection/session. The Hostname/IP address of "127.0.0.1" or "localhost" is fine if you installed MySQL on the same computer that you installed HeidiSQL or SQLYog. Simply fill in your root // whatever password and you should now be able to connect to your database.

  5. CMake

    1. Download and install the Latest Release win32-x86.exe file, NEVER the RC (Release Candidate) versions.

    2. We recommend to compile in 64 bits mode.

  6. MySQL development files

    1. These files are shipped with MySQL Server, search for them at program files directory, MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\lib / MySQL\MySQL Server 5.7\lib.
  7. OpenSSL Download the 64bit version. Or you can get both if you plan to compile both 32 and 64bit, they can coexist side by side.

  8. Boost.

    1. Download the prebuilt Windows Binary for Visual Studio 2022

    2. 64bit

    3. 32bit

    4. Add an environment variable to "System" variable named "BOOST_ROOT" and as value your Boost installation directory, e.g C:/local/boost_1_81_0. Important is to use '/', not '\' when pointing to directory. (Make sure that it does not have a trailing slash (end of path). If you still get problems, add the same variable in the USER variables section too, like shown in the image below.)

    1. Notice that this image shows the version number 1.72.0 - use your actual version number in your settings.

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Installation Guide
This article is a part of the Installation Guide. You can read it alone or click on the previous link to easily move between the steps.
<< Start: Installation Guide Step 2: Core Installation >>