I would like to share how I got Warewolf to compile and run with Visual Studio 2019. I don't claim this is a best practice, it just worked.
- I compiled the Server.sln solution as suggested. Once I had the dependencies restored, it compiled without error, although not without warnings.
- I then tried to compile Studio.sln, which made it almost all the way through, but failed in the Tests section due to a dependency on TestBase.dll. I did not clean the Studio.sln solution.
- I compiled AcceptanceTesting.sln, which provided the missing dll.
- I then rebuilt Studio.sln, which now compiled without error.
- I did a test run (not as suggested by the instructions online) by starting \Dev\Dev2.Server\bin\Debug\Warewolf Server.exe from the command line. It threw a System.IO.FileLoadException. On further investigation, it appears there is a dependency on IronPython 2.5.0, which I did not have installed. I installed this version of IronPython from a downloaded .msi, and recompiled the server. It now started without error.
- I was then able to start Studio by running \Dev\Dev2.Studio\bin\Debug\Warewolf Studio.exe from the command line.
- As everything appeared to work, I then compiled Web.sln. The npm installation took a very long time, but it installed.
- After restarting Server and Studio, everything still works.
Notes and questions:
1) All the solutions I compiled reference VS 2019 (i.e. 16.0). Others reference VS 2019 (i.e. 15.0).
2) Although I have VS 2017 installed side-by-side, I have not attempted to install the solutions that reference that version of VS. My questions are - do I need these other solutions? Can I compile Release.sln without them?
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