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Building an Ixian DLT Node from source on Windows


Additional requirements

Obtaining the source

The source for Ixian DLT may be downloaded from the Ixian Github page. There are several options available:

Note: In order to build the Ixian DLT executable, you will need to obtain the sources for two projects: Ixian-Core and Ixian-DLT. Both projects must be placed together in some folder, as demonstrated on the picture below:

Ixian Project Placement

If you are retrieving the sources as ZIP files, they must be unpacked and placed in the same folder. In particular, the following files must be in exactly the right places:

If you are cloning the git repository, accept the default path recommendations and choose the same parent folder for both projects to ensure they are correctly placed.

Note: The parent folder name is not important.

Opening the Visual Studio Solution

Open the source folder Ixian-DLT and double click on the solution file DLTNode.sln. The solution will load in Visual Studio.

Note: If there are problems with the IXICore project, the Ixian-Core was not found in the proper place, or the folder name is incorrect. Sometimes, extracting the ZIP archive creates additional, unneccessary subfolders. Simply move the source files to where they should be and re-open the solution.

Building the project

  1. In the Visual Studio window Solution Explorer, right-click the project DLTNode and choose “Rebuild”.

    Rebuild Solution

  2. Choose the Solution Configuration as either Debug or Release. The former allows stepping through code and inspecting variables if executed from Visual Studio, but at the cost of significantly worse performance. The Release build is meant for the final product which should run as fast as possible.

    Solution Configuration

  3. When the rebuild has finished, right-click the project Argon2_C and choose “Rebuild”

  4. (optional) If the Output Window is not enabled, click on View -> Output to see the results of each build.

    Output Window

  5. Each rebuild should finish with the status “Rebuild All Succeeded” in the status bar and in the Output Window. Some warnings are expected, but if you encounter errors at this point please open an issue on the GitHub page and attach the contents of your output window as a text file, so we can find out what went wrong.

    Build Results

  6. The DLT program can be found in the bin\Debug or bin\Release folder under the project Ixian-DLT. It will be named IxianDLT.exe. The Debug folder is used for Debug-Configuration builds and the Release folder is used for Release-Configuration builds.

    EXE File

  7. (optional) You can copy the binaries (contents of the Debug or Release folder to any folder on your system, but make sure to include all the files which were generated in the bin\Debug or bin\Release folder. Alternatively, you can start the DLT Node from the Debug or Release folders.

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