TortoiseHg and Mercurial installer builder for Windows
contrib/ - Bundled libraries and utilities external to (T)HG misc/ - Miscellaneous files used to build packages
=== Mercurial Prerequisites ===
http://www.python.org/ C:Python27 must be in your PATH
You will need the x86 Python interpreter to generate x86 MSI packages and the x64 Python interpreter to generate x64 MSI packages. You'll need to install the Python package pre-reqs for each interpreter.
Get the gratis "Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1" from microsoft.com.
See the win32/shellext/README.txt file in the TortoiseHg source for details on installing this package.
If you already have Visual Studio 2008, installing the SDK will confuse DISTUTILS when it tries to build Mercurial's C extensions. Simply comment out the line in setup.py that sets the DISTUTILS_USE_SDK environment variable, and distutils will use VC2008 to build Mercurial and our build scripts will use SDK's compiler to build the THG shell extension. These are supposedly the same compiler, so it should be ok.
Following the advice in http://bugs.python.org/issue7511#msg124556 might be needed for x64 builds ("copy VCbinvcvars64.bat into VCbinamd64vcvarsamd64.bat")
We recommend the 'Setup program' from http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/gettext.htm
Get the latest version for your Python release http://sourceforge.net/projects/py2exe/
Windows Installer XML
Get the latest stable 3.0 package from http://wix.codeplex.com/releases/view/60102
Building HTML man pages for Mercurial requires the rst2html.py script from docutils. The easiest way to get docutils is to install setuptools (below), then: C:Python27Scriptseasy_install.exe docutils
=== Building TortoiseHg documentation ===
To build just the TortoiseHg docs, install the packages below then:
python setup.py --thg-doc
setuptools (provides easy_install.exe)
Get the latest version for your Python release http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools We're using:
sphinx, docutils, jinja2, pygments, etc
(requires easy_install from setuptools) The sphinx package has dependencies for docutils, jinja, etc, so installing sphinx pulls in all the other prerequisites.
MiKTeX (to build PDF docs)
http://miktex.org/2.8/setup You can chose for it to automatically download packages when it needs them, else the first time it builds PDF docs it will require much user interaction. We're using:
HTML Help Workshop (to build CHM docs)
This should come with the Windows SDK, but also available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms669985%28VS.85%29.aspx
=== Building TortoiseHg Installer Packages ===
To build TortoiseHg MSI packages, you need the Mercurial prerequisites, TortoiseHg documentation prerequisites, and these packages:
PyQt 4.8 or later
Get the latest version for your Python release http://sourceforge.net/projects/pywin32/ pywin32-218.win32-py2.7.exe
TortoiseSVN is needed in order to complete comtypes installation. Get the lastest version from http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html
comtypes (no longer optional)
comtypes-0.6.2.win32.exe from http://sourceforge.net/projects/comtypes/files/
For x64 Python, you must download the 0.6.2 zip file from sourceforge and then apply the one-line fix specified for this bug:
Then run Python27-x64python.exe setup.py install
Do not use a newer version of comtypes because the tip currently implicitly requires numpy, which we do not want to ship. The current easy_install package is thus broken.
Subversion Python bindings (no longer optional)
Download the svn_1.7.5_py27_xYY.zip file for your arch from https://bitbucket.org/tortoisehg/thg-winbuild/downloads/svn_1.7.5_py27_x86.zip https://bitbucket.org/tortoisehg/thg-winbuild/downloads/svn_1.7.5_py27_x64.zip
extract the svn and libsvn folders under Python27*libsite-packages
== Build Steps ==
It's entirely automated. Ensure C:Python27 is in your path, then run:
python setup.py --help
To build x64 packages, you use:
C:python27-x64python.exe setup.py --help
== Example for preparing a working build machine from scratch ==
Below is a detailed journal of steps that worked for setting up a TortoiseHg build machine from scratch.
1) Windows 7 x64 SP1 installed, logged in as <user> 2a) Installed python-2.7.3.amd64.msi in C:Python27-x64, added this dir to PATH 2b) Installed python-2.7.3.msi in C:Python27, deselected "Register Extensions"on feature selection during install to not have this Python as default
- Installed "Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1"
4) Installed gettext-0.14.4 5a) Installed py2exe-0.6.9.win64-py2.7.amd64.exe in C:Python27-x64 5b) Installed py2exe-0.6.9.win32-py2.7.exe in C:Python27 6a) Installed setuptools-0.6c11.win32-py2.7.exe in C:Python27 6b) Downloaded ez_setup.py as explained on http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptoolsand ran "C:Python27-x64python.exe ez_setup.py"
7a) Ran "C:Python27Scriptseasy_install.exe docutils" 7b) Ran "C:Python27-x64Scriptseasy_install.exe docutils" 8a) Ran "C:Python27Scriptseasy_install.exe sphinx" 8b) Ran "C:Python27-x64Scriptseasy_install.exe sphinx" 9) Installed "Basic MiKTeX 2.9" Installer, setting "Install missing packageson the fly" to "Yes"
10a) Installed PyQt-Py2.7-x64-gpl-4.9.6-1.exe in C:Python27-x64 10b) Installed PyQt-Py2.7-x86-gpl-4.9.6-1.exe in C:Python27 11a) Installed pywin32-218.win-amd64-py2.7.exe in C:Python27-x64 11b) Installed pywin32-218.win32-py2.7.exe in C:Python27 12) Installed Wix37.msi from http://wix.codeplex.com/releases/view/99514 13) Installed htmlhelp.exe from
14a) Installed comtypes-0.6.2.win32.exe 14b) Installed TortoiseSVN with command line client tools selected. 14c) Ran "C:Python27-x64Scriptseasy_install.exe comtypes" 14d) Ran "C:Python27Scriptseasy_install.exe comtypes" 15) Downloaded svn_py27_x64.zip and svn_py27_x86.zip fromhttps://bitbucket.org/tortoisehg/thg-winbuild/downloads and extracted the svn and libsvn folders under C:Python*libsite-packages
- Installed tortoisehg-2.1.2-hg-1.9.1-x64.msi, then logoff/logon
- Created empty folder C:Users<user>hgrepos, opened cmd.exe in that folder
- Ran "hg clone https://bitbucket.org/tortoisehg/thg-build"
- cd thg-build/winbuild
- Ran "C:Python27python.exe setup.py --thg-dev" -> built a x86 msi
- Ran "C:Python27-x64python.exe setup.py --thg-dev" -> built a x64 msi