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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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* [[/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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== 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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== Getting Ready ==
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Manually building KDE Software requires that you first set up the build environment and install the required development tools and libraries.
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* Set up your[[/Environment|Build Environment]]
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* Install the [[/Requirements|Build Requirements]]
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* Install or build [[/Qt|Qt]]
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* Install or build [[/KdeSupport|kdesupport]]
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== Building From Source ==
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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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== Troubleshooting The Build ==
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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.  Please read the instructions carefully.
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Please review your logs and do searches for fixes. If you cannot find a solution, try the [[/Troubleshooting|Troubleshooting]] page.  If you still cannot resolve the problem then please [http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Getting_Help|ask for help] on IRC or a Mailing List. 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.