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Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Download Installer
  3. Cygwin Setup
  4. Installation Type
  5. Installation Directory
  6. Local Directory
  7. Select Connection Type
  8. Choose Download Site
  9. Select Packages
  10. Download and Install
  11. Create Icons

1. Introduction

OPEN-R requires a Unix/Linux like environment.   To work with it on Windows, the Cygwin package can be used.  It's based on Linux, and allows Linux programs (for the most part) to work under Windows. 

I suggest having at least 1GByte of free disk space available to download and install Cygwin.


2. Download Installer

Download the following Cygwin setup program:  http://www.cygwin.com/setup-x86.exe.   Save it to your desktop, and launch once ready.   NOTE:  It's important use the Cygwin 32-bit installer.  The OPEN-R SDK toolchain is not compatible with Cygwin-64.


3. Cygwin Setup

After launching the setup program, you'll see this screen.  Click the Next button...

    
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4. Installation Type

Select "Install from Internet".   Click the Next button...

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5. Installation Directory

The defaults are recommended.   Cygwin software packages will install to "C:\Cygwin".  

Click the Next button...
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6. Local Directory

Pick somewhere temporary for downloading the files.  Don't use the installation directory.  ie: "C:\zzz" or "C:\Cygwin_Installer"

Click the Next button...


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7. Select Connection Type

Use "Direct Connection" (the default) unless you experience problems, or must use a proxy, etc...

Click the Next button...

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8. Choose Download Site

Pick one.  ie: "mirrors.kernel.org".

Click the Next button, and setup downloads the list of available packages (this is quick).

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9. Select Packages

In addition to any packages selected by default, you need...
Devel "binutils"
Devel "gcc-g++" & "gcc-core".
Devel "make"
Interpreters "perl", "perl_autorebase", "perl_base"
Interpreters "perl_manpages", "perl_pods"
Net "rsync"
Base "util-linux"

Other recommended packages...
Libs "libjpeg8" & "libjpeg-devel"
Libs "libpng12" & "libpng12-devel"
Libs "zlib" & "zlib-devel"
Anything else you like!

Click the text following the little arrow-circles to read "Install" or "Keep" to select a package.   You can rerun the setup program again later to add more packages as needed.   Click the Next button.

If you are prompted to install additional recommended or required packages, agree & click Next button again.


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10. Download and Install

On a 1.5MBit DSL connection, this will take 5 to 10 minutes.

The download is approximately 45-90 MBytes, depending on the packages selected.   After downloading everything, setup decompresses and installs the package files.

Good time for a snack...


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11. Create Icons

For convenience, let the installer add icons to either the desktop or start menu (or both).  

Click the Finish button, and you now have Cygwin installed!

Congratulations!

Next, Install the OPEN-R SDK on Cygwin...


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