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From Aaron Markham <aaron.s.mark...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Significant windows build improvements from source
Date Sat, 04 Aug 2018 13:13:33 GMT
I followed the directions and got stuck on OpenBLAS. Then I tried to just
use MKL, but then mshadow build threw an error saying it required OpenBLAS.
#11769
 That whole part can really use some clarification.

On Sat, Aug 4, 2018, 05:21 Pedro Larroy <pedro.larroy.lists@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Qing
>
> The problem you are facing is while building opencv?
>
> We would need to automate dependency download and building as well as part
> of an improved windows experience. Right now I only automated the build
> steps assuming you have a working opencv and openblas build. This would be
> the next step and if someone has cycles to contribute I would be happy to
> review and assist.
>
> To summarize, yes the final goal is to have a fully automated setup that
> requires one or at most a couple of commands / steps to get MXNet up and
> running from sources in windows. If anyone is interested in helping with
> this, let's coordinate here.
>
> Pedro
>
> On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 9:09 AM Qing Lan <lanking520@live.com> wrote:
>
> > Just an update from previous thread.
> >
> > I tried Windows build using
> > http://mxnet.incubator.apache.org/install/windows_setup.html
> instruction.
> > The OpenCV links there only contains prebuilt vs12 (VS 2013). Apart from
> > that, user need to create a new C++ project after VS2015 installation
> > because it did not trigger the c compiler installation. I copied the
> > command from Pedro's Python script and it improves a little. However,
> even
> > with these changes, I am still facing build failure. I think developers
> may
> > need some script to automate these process to build backend dependencies
> on
> > Windows. Do we have them already?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Qing
> >
> > ´╗┐On 8/2/18, 10:10 AM, "Qing Lan" <lanking520@live.com> wrote:
> >
> >     Hi Pedro,
> >
> >     Great works! Thanks for supporting Windows build in here.
> >
> >     Thanks,
> >     Qing
> >
> >     On 8/2/18, 10:08 AM, "Marco de Abreu" <marco.g.abreu@googlemail.com
> .INVALID>
> > wrote:
> >
> >         Hello Pedro,
> >
> >         These are great efforts! It's great to see that we are improving
> > our
> >         situation around Windows.
> >
> >         Looking forward to using it.
> >
> >         Best regards,
> >         Marco
> >
> >         Pedro Larroy <pedro.larroy.lists@gmail.com> schrieb am Do., 2.
> > Aug. 2018,
> >         19:04:
> >
> >         > Hi
> >         >
> >         > I have taken some effort to cleanup the Windows build process
> > and condense
> >         > it in a single python script, provided that the required
> > dependencies are
> >         > installed (opencv, openblas and cuda/cudnn in gpu).
> >         >
> >         > Now there's a single command necessary to get a build:
> >         >
> >         >     python ci\build_windows.py
> >         >
> >         > The build flavour can be given with the '-f' argument.
> >         >
> >         > This produces a windows_package.7z file with MXNet libraries,
> > python
> >         > bindings and includes.
> >         >
> >         > For testing, just running a powershell script like:
> >         >
> >         >    ci/windows/test_py3_cpu.ps1
> >         >
> >         > Will execute the unit tests.
> >         >
> >         > Let me know what you think.  I pretty much would like to see
> > these changes
> >         > in the release branch which will help with any windows issues
> > that we might
> >         > find.
> >         >
> >         > https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/pull/11947
> >         >
> >         > Simple installation of dependencies and update to the
> > documentation about
> >         > windows builds from source will come in the future.
> >         >
> >         > Pedro.
> >         >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>

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