Getting started on Windows
Here we describe how the EPT can be compiled on a Windows desktop.
1. Download git
Download git for Windows from https://git-scm.com/download/win and install git using the default settings. This will also install Git-Bash which is some kine of Unix-style console.
2. Download Qt
Download the open-source version of Qt from http://www.qt.io/download-open-source/. Start the installer and follow the instructions. At some point you will be asked for the components to be installed. Open the subtree of the most recent Qt version, check all entries for MinGW entry and uncheck all msvc entries. The reason is that the EPT is most easily compiled with the MinGW-compiler while a compilation with the Microsoft-Visual-C++ compiler is possible but very complicated. With MinGW you can compile the project more or less out of the box.
2. Download the source code
Start Git-Bash, go to the directory where you want to download the source, and type: