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authorChris Johns <>2017-03-27 10:31:13 +1100
committerChris Johns <>2017-03-27 10:31:13 +1100
commit33989b6bf63afe7ec04649f6b9e96294026fda64 (patch)
parent02635812f63bba63e679b55737f6feffaec3f7a0 (diff)
Add Windows build details.
Actually include the quoting fix for Windows.
Diffstat (limited to '')
2 files changed, 24 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/README.txt b/README.txt
index aeb6ca5..809536c 100644
--- a/README.txt
+++ b/README.txt
@@ -65,6 +65,29 @@ and sphinx:
export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/i386-linux/:${PATH}
export PATH=${HOME}/.local/bin:${PATH}
+To build the documentation on Windows you need to install an offical Python
+build from We suggest you install a recent 2.7 series
+64bit build. The versions 2.7.9 and after include pip.
+Note: you cannot use the MSYS2 versions of Python because the pip libraries
+that contain C or C++ code are built with MSVC libraries and cannot integrate
+with the MSYS2 built python.
+The following assumes Python is installed to its default path of C:\Python27.
+Open an MSYS2 terminal window and add the needed paths to Python and its
+ $ export PATH=/c/Python27/Scripts:/c/Python27:$PATH
+Install Sphinx and any needed extensions:
+ $ pip install sphinx
+ $ pip install sphinxcontrib-bibtex
diff --git a/common/ b/common/
index 7845f05..7947829 100644
--- a/common/
+++ b/common/
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ def build_date():
return '%s %s %s' % (d, m, y)
def version_cmdline(ctx):
- return "-Drelease='%s' -Dversion='%s'" % (ctx.env.VERSION, ctx.env.VERSION)
+ return '-Drelease="%s" -Dversion="%s"' % (ctx.env.VERSION, ctx.env.VERSION)
def sphinx_cmdline(ctx, build_type, conf_dir, doctrees, source_dir, output_dir):
rule = "${BIN_SPHINX_BUILD} %s -b %s -c %s %s -d %s %s %s" % \