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Before build, make sure that dependencies are installed.

Environment settings

On CentOS, enable devtoolset-9 and rh-git227:

scl enable devtoolset-9 bash
source /opt/rh/rh-git227/enable

Update git submodule

git submodule update --init src/antares-deps

💡 Ignore submodules to make git operations faster
Antares_Simulator is quite a large project, with a few large submodules. In file .git/config, you can add this line to all [submodule] sections

ignore = all
This way git won't waste time computing diff on these when checking out, diffing commits, etc. git operations should be a lot faster. Keep in mind that your submodules won't be updated.

Configure build with CMake

cmake -B _build -S [antares_src] -DVCPKG_ROOT=[vcpkg_root] -DVCPKG_TARGET_TRIPLET=[vcpkg-triplet] -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release

Note: cpack NSIS installer creation needs an 'out-of-source build'. The build directory must be outside [antares_src] directory

cmake3 -B _build -S [antares_src] -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release
cmake -B _build -S [antares_src] -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release

Here is a list of mandatory or optional CMake configuration options:

Option Mandatory Description Expected value Default value
CMAKE_C_COMPILER yes Select C compiler gcc_-10
CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER yes Select C++ compiler g++-10
CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE yes Define build type Release / Debug / RelWithDebInfo
BUILD_UI no Enable or disable Antares Simulator UI compilation ON / OFF ON
BUILD_ALL no Enable build of ALL external libraries ON / OFF OFF
DEPS_INSTALL_DIR no Define dependencies libraries install directory absolute path to an existing directory <antares_checkout_dir>/../rte-antares-deps-<build_type>
USE_PRECOMPILED_EXT no This option must be set if you use wxWidget as precompiled external library ON / OFF OFF
BUILD_TESTING no Enable build for unit tests ON / OFF OFF

💡 Disable the UI build to make builds faster
The UI takes up a good chunk of compilation time. It is enabled by default, but you can disable it by turning off BUILD_UI

Additional options for Windows:

Option Description
VCPKG_ROOT Define vcpkg directory
VCPKG_TARGET_TRIPLET Define [vcpkg-triplet]

💡 Use Ninja to speed up target generation by CMake
At configure time, you may specify Ninja for generation instead of traditional Make. This will speed up the update step after you make small changes to the code.

cmake -S src [...] -G Ninja
Note that you may need to install Ninja first (package ninja-build on Ubuntu).


cmake --build _build --config release -j8
cmake3 --build _build --config release -j8
cmake --build _build --config release -j8

💡 Compilation can be done on several processors with -j option.

The final GUI file can be executed at _build/ui/simulator/antares-X.Y-ui-simulator