How to build Groonga at the repository by CMake on Windows

This document describes how to build Groonga at the repository by CMake on Windows.

If you want to use GNU/Linux or Unix for developing Groonga, see How to build Groonga at the repository by CMake on GNU/Linux or Unix.

Unix is *BSD, Solaris, OS X and so on. Install depended software Checkout Groonga from the repository

Users use released source archive. But developers must build Groonga at the repository. Because source code in the repository is the latest.

The Groonga repository is hosted on GitHub. Checkout the latest source code from the repository:

> git clone --recursive git@github.com:groonga/groonga.git Run cmake

You need to create Makefile for your environment.

You can custom your build configuration by passing options to cmake.

You must to pass -G option. Here are available -G value:

  • "Visual Studio 12 2013": For 32bit build.
  • "Visual Studio 12 2013 Win64": For 64bit build.

Here are recommended cmake options for developers:

> cmake . -G "Visual Studio 12 2013 Win64" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=C:\Groonga -DGRN_WITH_MRUBY=on

Here are descriptions of these options:

-G "Visual Studio 12 2013 Win64"


It specifies that you install your Groonga into C:\\Groonga folder.


It enables mruby support. The feature isn't enabled by default but developers should enable the feature. Build Groonga

Now, you can build Groonga.

You can use Visual Studio or cmake --build.

Here is a command line to build Groonga by cmake --build:

> cmake --build . --config Debug See also