Subject: Re: Windows Build

Re: Windows Build

From: Alexander Lamaison <>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:21:57 +0100

On 4 September 2015 at 01:32, Matthew Voss <> wrote:
> Do you know someone I could hire to do this build for me? My boss has
> prioritized other projects, but still want's this done. Ideally, we'd be
> able to get some simple Windows build instructions and the necessary
> CMake files. He's also said that contributing back is OK, BTW.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to do. Building libssh2
on Windows should be a 2-minute job, not an epic project.

Did you follow the instructions here: It
is as simple as open CMake; point cmake at the libssh2 source; give it
a binary directory to output the generated project in; press
'Generate'; choose your version of visual studio.

If you have OpenSSL installed, it will find it automatically. If you
don't, it will use Window's built-in crypto (WinCNG).

When it's finished generating, open the VS project it generated in the
binary directory. Build as you would normally (F7). Done.


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Received on 2015-09-04