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# Windows Installer

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We use [msys2](https://www.msys2.org/) for creating the Windows installer
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and development on Windows.


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## Development
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Download [msys2](https://www.msys2.org/) (msys2-x86_64-xxx.exe) and follow the install instructions on the [msys2](https://www.msys2.org/) startpage (**Important!**)
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* Fork the master branch on dev.gajim.org
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* Execute `C:\msys64\msys2_shell.cmd -mingw64`
* Run `pacman -S git` to install git
* Run `git clone https://dev.gajim.org/USERNAME/gajim.git`
* Run `cd gajim/win` to end up where this README exists.
* Execute `./dev_env.sh` to install all the needed dependencies.
* Now go to the git root dir `cd ..`
* Launch Gajim `./launch.py`
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## Build Gajim / Create an Installer
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Follow the steps in the Development section, but instead of `./dev_env.sh` execute `./build.sh i686` or `./build.sh x86_64`.
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Both the installer and the portable installer should appear in ``C:\msys64\home\USER\gajim\win\_build_root``.