Add dependencies to c++ project

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Sergey Volvovski

13 Nov, 2017 07:12 PM

In order to have AppVeyor c++ build I need to add the following dependencies:
    - OpenCV3.1.0
    - KinectSDK-v2.0_1409
    - boost_1_60_0-msvc-14.0-64

What would be the best way to do that?
Thanks for your anticipated help.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 14 Nov, 2017 03:28 AM

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    Hi Sergey,

    • OpenCV3.1.0. Easiest way is to use chocolatey package
    • boost_1_60_0-msvc-14.0-64. We have it already installed on build VMs.

    • KinectSDK-v2.0_1409. This was tricky. Check this discussion. It is not supposed to be installed silently :/ I created this workaround. As you see it is a peace of hack, with sleeps and retries. It works. However it can happen that long term is will not be 100% stable and you will be needed to add more sleeps and retries. Or come up with better solution :)


  2. 2 Posted by Sergey Volvovsk... on 14 Nov, 2017 09:10 PM

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    Hi Ilya,

    Thanks a lot for your help.
    Unfortunately that does not solve all the problems we have attempting to
    use AppVeyor for C++ build/deployment. It worked fine with C# but C++
    dependencies is a killer. So we finally decided to stop for now investing
    into this project ant to use the other way to do builds/deployment for our
    C++ projects. Very likely some time later we might revisit that and switch
    back to AppVeyor..

    Thanks again for your help.

    Best regards,


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 15 Nov, 2017 12:40 AM

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    Sure. Note that you can use private build cloud and have your own build worker images with all dependencies installed. This requires Premium account though. Another, more heavy-weight option is AppVeyor Enterprise.

  4. 4 Posted by Sergey Volvovsk... on 15 Nov, 2017 02:22 PM

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    Thanks for this information.


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