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Copyright (c) 2009-2012 Bitcoin Developers
Distributed under the MIT/X11 software license, see the accompanying
file COPYING or
This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in
the OpenSSL Toolkit ( This product includes
cryptographic software written by Eric Young ( and UPnP
software written by Thomas Bernard.
See readme-qt.rst for instructions on building Bitcoin-Qt, the
graphical user interface.
Compilers Supported
TODO: What works?
Note: releases are cross-compiled using mingw running on Linux.
Libraries you need to download separately and build:
default path download
OpenSSL \openssl-1.0.1b-mgw
Berkeley DB \db-4.8.30.NC-mgw
Boost \boost-1.47.0-mgw
miniupnpc \miniupnpc-1.6-mgw
Their licenses:
OpenSSL Old BSD license with the problematic advertising requirement
Berkeley DB New BSD license with additional requirement that linked software must be free open source
Boost MIT-like license
miniupnpc New (3-clause) BSD license
Versions used in this release:
OpenSSL 1.0.1b
Berkeley DB 4.8.30.NC
Boost 1.47.0
miniupnpc 1.6
MSYS shell:
un-tar sources with MSYS 'tar xfz' to avoid issue with symlinks (OpenSSL ticket 2377)
change 'MAKE' env. variable from 'C:\MinGW32\bin\mingw32-make.exe' to '/c/MinGW32/bin/mingw32-make.exe'
cd /c/openssl-1.0.1b-mgw
Berkeley DB
MSYS shell:
cd /c/db-4.8.30.NC-mgw/build_unix
sh ../dist/configure --enable-mingw --enable-cxx
DOS prompt:
downloaded boost jam 3.1.18
cd \boost-1.47.0-mgw
bjam toolset=gcc --build-type=complete stage
UPnP support is optional, make with USE_UPNP= to disable it.
MSYS shell:
cd /c/miniupnpc-1.6-mgw
make -f Makefile.mingw
mkdir miniupnpc
cp *.h miniupnpc/
DOS prompt:
cd \bitcoin\src
mingw32-make -f makefile.mingw
strip bitcoind.exe