← Projects/Edu/KStars/Building KStars KF5 You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Users, Administrators, trusted, KDEDevelopers. You can view and copy the source of this page. This page is a community effort to document the procedure to build the KDE Frameworks 5 version of KStars on various platforms and environments. We have a [[../Building_KStars|separate page for the old KDE4 version]]. == Why build from source? == Typically, you would want to build KStars from source if you plan to develop KStars, or stay on the bleeding edge and contribute valuable feedback. == Integrated Development Environment (IDE) == If you plan to develop KStars, it is highly recommended to utilize an IDE. You can use any IDE of your choice, but [http://www.qt.io/ide/ QtCreator] or [https://www.kdevelop.org/ KDevelop] are recommended as they are more suited for Qt/KDE development. == Prerequisite Packages == To build and develop KStars, several packages may be required from your distribution. Here's a list. === Required dependencies === * GNU Make, GCC -- Essential tools for building * cmake -- buildsystem used by KDE * Qt Library > 5.2.0 * Several KDE Frameworks: KConfig, KDocTools, KGuiAddons, KWidgetsAddons, KNewStuff, KI18n, KInit, KIO, KXmlGui, KPlotting, KIconThemes * eigen -- linear algebra library * zlib -- compression library === Optional dependencies === * libcfitsio -- FITS library * libindi -- Instrument Neutral Distributed Interface, for controlling equipment. * xplanet === Installing these packages === To install all of these, use the following commands: ==== Debian / Kubuntu ==== sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake qtdeclarative5-dev libkf5config-dev kdoctools-dev libkf5guiaddons-dev libkf5widgetsaddons-dev libkf5newstuff-dev libkf5dbusaddons-dev libkf5i18n-dev libkf5init-dev libkf5jobwidgets-dev kio-dev libkf5windowsystem-dev libkf5xmlgui-dev libkf5plotting-dev libkf5texteditor-dev libkf5iconthemes-dev libeigen3-dev libcfitsio3-dev zlib1g-dev libindi-dev ==== Arch Linux ==== sudo pacman -S eigen libindi wcslib cmake kf5 ==== Fedora ==== yum install cfitsio-devel eigen3-devel cmake extra-cmake-modules.noarch kf5-kconfig-devel kf5-kdbusaddons-devel kf5-kdoctools-devel kf5-kguiaddons-devel kf5-ki18n-devel kf5-kiconthemes-devel kf5-kinit-devel kf5-kio-devel kf5-kjobwidgets-devel kf5-knewstuff-devel kf5-kplotting-devel kf5-ktexteditor-devel kf5-kwidgetsaddons-devel kf5-kwindowsystem-devel kf5-kxmlgui-devel libindi-devel libindi-static qt5-qtdeclarative-devel qt5-qtmultimedia-devel qt5-qtsvg-devel wcslib-devel xplanet zlib-devel == Documentation on building various versions == === Git === KStars development happens on KDE's git repository. ([http://git-scm.com Git] is an open-source version control software.). The code on git is the bleeding-edge developers' version of KStars. It it mostly stable, but occasionally breaks. # Create and change into a KDE development directory: mkdir ~/kde && cd ~/kde # Fetch the KStars source code: git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kstars # Create and change into a build directory for compilation: mkdir build && cd build # Run the configure process with cmake: cmake ../kstars -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/bin # Compile KStars: make 6) Install KStars: make install That’s all! This installs KStars globally, so if you have an existing KStars, it will overwrite it. You can keep your copy up-to-date by typing `git pull --rebase` in ~/kde/kstars. Feel free to send patches to our mailing list email@example.com. And join #kde-kstars on irc.kde.org :–) Return to Projects/Edu/KStars/Building KStars KF5. Retrieved from "https://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Edu/KStars/Building_KStars_KF5"