Build from Source Code¶
This page describes how to build the application from source code.
Get the Source Code¶
Download the source code from git repository
git clone https://github.com/hluk/CopyQ.git
or download the latest source code archive from:
The build requires:
On Ubuntu you can install all build dependencies with:
sudo apt install cmake qtbase5-private-dev qtscript5-dev qttools5-dev qttools5-dev-tools libqt5svg5-dev
Following is optional but recommended:
sudo apt install libxfixes-dev libxtst-dev
Build and Install¶
Build the source code with CMake and make or using an IDE of your choice (see next sections).
cd CopyQ # set root source code directory as current cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local . make make install
Qt Creator is IDE focused on developing C++ and Qt applications.
Install Qt Creator from your package manager or by selecting it from Qt installation utility.
Set up Qt library, C++ compiler and CMake.
CMakeLists.txt in repository clone to create new project.
You need to install Qt for given version Visual Studio.
In Visual Studio 2017 open folder containing repository clone using “File - Open - Folder”.
In older versions, create solution manually by running
cmake -G "Visual Studio 14 2015 Win64" .
(select appropriate generator name) in repository clone folder.
Building and Packaging for OS X¶
On OS X, required Qt 5 libraries and utilities can be easily installed with Homebrew.
brew install qt5
Build with the following commands.
/usr/local/opt/qt5/bin/qmake make copyq.app
This will produce a self-contained application bundle
which can then be copied or moved into