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  CALL "C:\Program Files\Intel\Compiler\C++\10.1.020\IA32\Bin\iclvars.bat"
  CALL "C:\Program Files\Intel\Compiler\C++\10.1.020\IA32\Bin\iclvars.bat"
  SET INCLUDE=C:\dev\WinSDK\include;%INCLUDE%
  SET INCLUDE=C:\dev\WinSDK\include;%INCLUDE%
  SET PATH=%QTDIR%\bin;%DBUSDIR%\bin;c:\dev\OpenSSL\bin;c:\dev\cmake\bin;%MYSQL%\lib\opt;%PATH%;c:\program files\gnuwin32\bin
  SET PATH=%QTDIR%\bin;%DBUSDIR%\bin;c:\dev\OpenSSL\bin;c:\dev\cmake\bin;%MYSQL%\lib\opt;%PATH%;c:\program files\1gnuwin32\bin

Revision as of 00:05, 2 April 2008

Building Mumble on Windows

Mumble has quite a few dependencies for building on Windows, and as the feature set grows, so does the list of dependencies. This page will try to detail the steps required to set up a Win32 build environment.

The paths used here equal the defaults assumed in the Mumble build files. You are free to change them, but you'll then need to change the mumble.pro file as well.

Also note, that if you are submitting a bug report for a selfbuilt executable, we expect you to either

  • Follow these instructions to the letter


  • Report any deviations from these instructions

Deviations means anything, from "I installed to the D: drive" to "I changed the gcc build options for Qt" or "I used another version of Speex".


Create C:\dev, and inside that directory create a file prep.bat containing:

@echo off
SET QTDIR=C:\dev\Qt4.3.4
SET DBUSDIR=C:\dev\dbus
SET MYSQL=c:\dev\mysql
CALL "C:\Program Files\Intel\Compiler\C++\10.1.020\IA32\Bin\iclvars.bat"
SET PATH=%QTDIR%\bin;%DBUSDIR%\bin;c:\dev\OpenSSL\bin;c:\dev\cmake\bin;%MYSQL%\lib\opt;%PATH%;c:\program files\1gnuwin32\bin

Start a new command shell (run cmd.exe) and: (Note: make sure you have Visual C++ Express edition or Visual Studio 2008, the Intel C++ compiler, and GnuWin32 installed before you run prep.bat or you will get errors).

CD \dev

Whenever something appears

like this

you're supposed to enter it in that command shell (or copy it from this webpage and rightclick in the command window and select Paste). When you later want to compile things, remember to call prep.bat first to set paths correctly.

Using your computer while compiling

Compilation is a almost 100% CPU bound job. The windows task switcher doesn't really understand that this isn't really an interactive application, and hence will happily make your entire desktop quite laggy just to gain 1% on the compile time. It is therefore recommended to open your task manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del), switch to Processes, locate cmd.exe, rightclick, Set Priority, BelowNormal. And answer Yes. Doing so will make sure your interactive things get priority. Note, however, that if you do other 100% cpu bound things (like play resource-intensive games), compilation will halt until you're done.


Download the most recent version of TortoiseSVN at http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads and install it. The defaults are fine.

Download Mumble SVN

Open c:\dev, rightclick and SVN Checkout...

Repository is


checkout to C:\dev\mumble\

Visual Studio, Intel Compiler, and GnuWin32

You'll need Visual Studio 2008 (or Visual C++ Express Edition), the Intel C Compiler, and GnuWin32. The first two to compile Mumble, and the last to patch the some of the files you are going to be downloading. Visual Studio is a requirement to get the build tools, and the Intel Compiler is a requirement to get a compiler with modern features. Install all three with their default options. You need to install Microsoft Visual C++ Express Edition OR Visual Studio 2008 BEFORE you install the Intel C Compiler. You can find trials of all of these here:

Visual Studio 2008 Professional 90 day trial: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vs2008/products/cc268305.aspx

Visual C++ Express Edition: http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/#webInstall (Look at the bottom right corner for "Visual C++ 2008".)

Intel C Compiler: http://www.intel.com/cd/software/products/asmo-na/eng/219690.htm (Second link from the top under the "Compilers" section.)

GnuWin32: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/patch.htm (First link under the "Download" category.)


Download http://prdownloads.sf.net/boost/boost_1_34_1.zip?download and http://prdownloads.sf.net/boost/boost-jam-3.1.14-1-ntx86.zip?download and unzip both to C:\dev\

cd \dev\boost_1_34_1
copy ..\boost-jam-3.1.14-1-ntx86\bjam.exe
bjam --toolset=msvc --prefix=C:\dev\Boost install

This might take a while, but when done you'll have Boost installed. Note that none of the other build dependencies do themselves depend on boost, so if you want you can just continue in a new command shell (but remember to call prep.bat). Once all is done, you can safely delete the boost_1_34_1 and boost-jam directories. If you get the warning, that some targets were skipped or failed, it can be ignored for our purposes.

Microsoft Windows SDK

Go here to download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E6E1C3DF-A74F-4207-8586-711EBE331CDC&displaylang=en . At the time of this writing, the latest version is the "Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5". Install it to C:\dev\WinSDK

As you are going through the installer you will come to a window where you will see two main categories and then subcategories below them. Uncheck the green check boxes next to “Documentation” and “Samples”. Continue with the installation. These take a long time to download and are not really needed for mumble.

Microsoft DirectX SDK

Go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/directx/sdk/ and download the latest SDK. Install it to c:\dev\DXSDK\


From http://download.cegit.de/kde-windows/repository/win32libs/single/ download the lib and bin files for iconv, libxml and zlib. Unpack them to 'c:\Program Files\win32libs'. If you have extracted them all correctly you should see inside of 'c:\Program Files\win32libs' "include, bin, lib, and manifest" folders. Note that you may also download the dbus library from there, but if you do it will not automatically spawn dbus-daemon as that needs patching.

Download http://www.cmake.org/files/v2.4/cmake-2.4.8-win32-x86.zip and unpack it to c:\dev. Rename the top directory to just 'cmake'.

Checkout the SVN of WinDBus from https://windbus.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/windbus/trunk to c:\dev\windbus

Run this command:

cd \dev\windbus
patch -p0 < DBus-win32.patch

Now, you'll need to do a small edit ***This edit does not seem to be needed as the line is already sitter->start_sync_event = NULL;*** .

Edit windbus\dbus\dbus-spawn-win.c. On line 231, change

sitter->end_sync_event = NULL;


sitter->start_sync_event = NULL;

... and then finally, run these commands:

cd \dev
mkdir windbus-build
cd windbus-build
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DDBUS_INSTALL_SYSTEM_LIBS=ON -G "NMake Makefiles" c:\dev\windbus\cmake
nmake install

Regardless of what you say, Windbus is installed to c:\<Program Files>\dbus. Move that entire directory into c:\dev (so it ends up as c:\dev\dbus)

Copy all .dll files from c:\Program Files\win32libs\bin to c:\dev\dbus\bin

You can remove the c:\dev\windbus and c:\dev\windbus-build directories.


Download the latest OpenSSL source (you can find the latest source at: http://www.openssl.org/source/ , unpack it to c:\dev\ (it will create a directory called openssl-x.y.z)

Download and install ActivePerl. You can find it here: http://www.activestate.com/store/download_file.aspx?binGUID=0e991cbb-7482-4900-88b0-4218add83d01

Open a new shell (so that %PATH% includes ActivePerl).

cd \dev
cd openssl-x.y.z
perl Configure VC-WIN32 --prefix=c:\\dev\\OpenSSL
nmake -f ms\ntdll.mak
nmake -f ms\ntdll.mak install

You can remove c:\dev\openssl-x.y.z after this.


Download the latest release of MySQL Server. It can be found here: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.0.html#downloads . Use a custom install and install only the headers and libraries. Use c:\dev\MySQL as the base directory.


Download ftp://ftp.trolltech.com/qt/source/qt-win-opensource-src-4.3.4.zip and unzip to C:\dev. Rename the directory from qt-win-opensource-src-4.3.4 to Qt4.3.4

Download http://mumble.sourceforge.net/qt434msvc.patch

cd \dev
cd Qt4.3.4
patch -p0 < path/to/qt434msvc.patch
configure -debug-and-release -qt-sql-sqlite -qt-sql-mysql -no-qt3support -no-exceptions -qt-zlib -qt-libpng -qt-libjpeg -openssl -qdbus -I c:\dev\OpenSSL\include -L c:\dev\OpenSSL\lib -I c:\dev\dbus\include -L c:\dev\dbus\lib -I c:\dev\mysql\include -L c:\dev\mysql\lib\opt -platform win32-msvc2005

This will also take quite a while.

Building Mumble and Murmur

Once all of the above is done... Open C:\dev\mumble\src\mumble\mumble.pro and remove the line which says CONFIG += asio. That is only needed for ASIO support, which requires downloads of proprietary ASIO SDK to compile.

Note that this builds the debug versions, which is what we strongly recommend to use while developing. If you want to send the binary to someone else, use nmake release instead of the nmake command listed below. This will result in a much smaller binary with fewer dependencies.

cd \dev\mumble
nmake clean