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KDE has many software products that can be compiled independently. You can find out more in our [https://community.kde.org/Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/Build_from_source building HOWTO].
  
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KDE used to produce monolithic collections of software, called either "KDE" or "The KDE Source Collection". You can find archived information at [[/Historic|the historic build instructions page]].
Here you will find instructions for compiling and installing KDE from source and suggestions for when compilation doesn't go so smoothly.
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== Introduction ==
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== Extra Information ==
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The build process described in these pages is kept as simple and generic as possible, but it is generally assumed you are building KDE4 on Linux.  Extra information about building KDE under specific platforms or conditions can be found at the following links:
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* [[/Older_KDE_Versions|Building KDE3 or KDE2]]
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* [[Getting_Started/Using Project Neon to contribute to KDE|Project Neon on Kubuntu]]
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* [[Getting_Started/EasyStartDevelopmentOnDebian|Debian]]
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* [[/FreeBSD|FreeBSD]]
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* [[/Windows|Microsoft Windows]]
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* [[/Mac_OS_X|Apple Mac OS X]]
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* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4/on_virtual_machines|On a Virtual Machine]].
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== Scripted Builds ==
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The easiest way to build the KDE SC from scratch is to use one of the build scripts that are available. This approach is highly recommended for those new to building KDE SC.  The builds remain compatible with the manual methods of building KDE SC so you can change later if you want.
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* The [[/kdesrc-build|kdesrc-bld]] script by Michael Pyne
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* The [http://michael-jansen.biz/build-tool build-tool] script by Michael Jansen
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== Build Environment ==
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The KDE Build System requires certain environment settings before it can build KDE software.  There are also further shortcut settings you can configure to make your like easier.  You can find the details of these on the [[../Environment|Build Environment]] page.
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== Build Requirements ==
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Building and running KDE software requires a number of supporting tools and libraries to be installed on your system.  You can find the details of these on the [[/Requirements|Build Requirements]] page.
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== Qt ==
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Building and running KDE software requires the Qt libraries to be installed on your system.  You can find the details of this on the [[/Qt|Qt]] page.
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== Building The Source ==
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* [[Getting_Started/Build/Requirements|Build Requirements]] from your distribution
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* [[Getting_Started/Sources/Anonymous_SVN|SVN]]
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* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4|Download and Build KDE SC from Git]]
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* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4.x|Build a stable 4.x release]]
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* [[Getting_Started/Set_up_KDE_4_for_development|Set up scripts]] to ease KDE development
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* [[/KDE4|Linux]]
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** [http://en.opensuse.org/KDE/Developing/Guide openSUSE Linux]
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; [[/Coexisting Versions|Coexisting Versions]]: Directions to build multiple KDE versions on the same machine simultaneously.
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; [[/FAQ|FAQ]]: Help with errors and other questions you might have.
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== Troubleshooting the build ==
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See [[../Troubleshooting|Troubleshooting]]
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Compile and Linking errors are frequent sources of discouragement. Make careful note of the first occurrence of an error in your build process. It could be as simple as a bad environment variable, an unexpected version of a library or missing prerequisite. 
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Please review your logs and do searches for fixes. If you cannot find a solution, try [[Build/KDE4/Errors]], the IRC channel, and the mailing lists. You can post your detailed issue from [[Build/Stories]].
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Latest revision as of 10:43, 11 March 2016

KDE has many software products that can be compiled independently. You can find out more in our building HOWTO.

KDE used to produce monolithic collections of software, called either "KDE" or "The KDE Source Collection". You can find archived information at the historic build instructions page.


This page was last modified on 11 March 2016, at 10:43. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.