Version 10 (modified by davea, 6 years ago) (diff)


Building a Windows installer for the BOINC client

On the build machine:

  • Make sure you have current dependent libraries.
  • Build the client using VS2010 (at some point we'll switch to VS 2015).
  • Build solution (Release, 32/64 bit)
  • Set up boinc_codesign directory (peer of boinc/):

copy boinc.pfx and android_keystore (get these files from davea or Rom)

  • Copy customdict.txt and customenv.cmd to

boinc_depends_xxx/developr/David (or whatever your username is).

  • Edit customdict.txt to point to where boinc_codesign dir is,

e.g. BUILDCODESIGN=C:\users\David\documents\boinc_git\boinc_codesign (don't use spaces in path).

  • Run Visual Studio shell:

in start menu, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 / Visual Studio Tools/ Visual Studio Command Prompt

  • On shell command line:
    cd "c:/users/David/documents/boinc git/boinc/win_build/"
    buildenv.cmd type release platform x64
    [ screen turns blue to indicate release mode ]
    buildenv.cmd type release platform x86
    deploysymstore (enter boincadm password)(stores are on isaac in boinc/doc/symstore)

(updatesymstore and deploysymstore are scripts in the depends directory)

  • Make sure you have the latest VirtualBox and Extension Pack.
  • Run the Installshield VM (BOINC Windows Installer.vbox)

In the VM:

  • Start / My computer / Z: (takes you to c: drive of host)
  • go to c:/users/David/documents/boinc_git/boinc/win_build/installerv2
  • open BOINC_x64 (for 64 bit) or BOINC.ism
  • in Installation Designer tab:
    • click on General Information
    • Product version: set
    • Product code: get new one (at right)
    • don't change Upgrade Code!
  • select Media / Releases in navbar:
    • select Releases/Webx64 in dir tree
    • change Setup File Name
    • File / Save
    • Build / batch build
    • check box next to Webx64, click Build
    • Same for BOINC_vbox.ism, etc.
  • installers end up on host in boinc/win_build/installerv2/BOINCx64/WEBx64/Web/DiskImages/DISK1/boincxxx.exe (that's the file you copy to boinc/doc/dl on isaac)

Updating VirtualBox in installers

The version of vbox in the installer is the one in the installer VM. To update this:

  • On the host, download the version you want from the vbox site (this includes 32 and 64 bit).
  • Extract the various components from the VirtualBox installer via:
    VirtualBox-4.3.20-96996-Win.exe --extract --path c:\temp\virtualbox43
    (change 4.3.20-96996 and 43 based on the version you downloaded).
  • This produces:

In the VM:

  • Go to c:/program files/InstallShield/2011/SetUpPrerequisites
  • Copy the above 3 files into this dir; delete older versions of them first.
  • Rename Oracle VM VirtualBox xxx (x64).prq to new version; same for x86
  • Run !Installshield: Start/All Programs/Installshield/Installshield 2011
  • select Tools/Prerequisite Editor
  • File/Open, open the Oracle VM .prq file
  • Remove the 2 existing files; add the new ones.
  • select Conditions tab
  • double click on HKEY_LOCAL....
  • change version number there
  • select Application to Run tab
  • update the filename to the new .msi file
  • select Properties tab
  • Change description to new version #
  • Open boinc_vbox_x64.ism
  • In Installshield, select Application Data / Redistributables
  • In list of files, check boxes for new .prq file (32 or 64 as appropriate).
  • same for boinc_vbox_x86.ism