EPICS on Windows

  • install windows
  • update windows
  • enable RDP and / or SSH Server:
  • install runtime_aio
  • install chocolatey
  • install strawberry perl make git gsudo
  • install visual studio build tools with visualc++ package
    • choco install visualstudio2019buildtools --package-parameters "--add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.MSBuildTools;includeRecommended --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.VCTools;includeRecommended --quiet"
  • install "Desktop Development With C++ Workload" because vcvarsall.bat is part of C++ workload, if its missing.
    • (normally, it should install with the first command, but in our tests, it didnt...)
    • (In VS, go Tools menu -> Get Tools and Features -> Install the Desktop Development With C++ workload)
  • clone and build EPICS
    • git clone https://github.com/epics-base/epics-base --recursive --branch 7.0
  • (modify startup\windows.bat to fit newer / alternate VC paths, namely exchange Community with BuildTools)
    • set _visual_studio_home=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\BuildTools
      call "%_visual_studio_home%\VC\Auxiliary\Build\vcvarsall.bat" x64
  • load VC environment and build epics.
  • add EPICS to PATH
    • only set path with HKCU values, otherwise it would copy the HKLM path into it and everything would be duplicated
    • setx EPICS_HOST_ARCH windows-x64
      setx EPICS_BASE C:\EPICS\epics-base
      setx PATH "%Path_HKCU%;%EPICS_BASE%\bin\%EPICS_HOST_ARCH%"
    • or go via control panel > user accounts > left side: change my environment variables and add them via GUI
  • when creating / compiling an IOC, always enable EPICS environment first!
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