[Qgis-developer] Standard Development/Build Environment

Matthias Kuhn matthias at opengis.ch
Mon Jan 18 10:47:30 PST 2016

Hi Robb,

There is no standard.

Concerning the OS, a lot of dev's use Linux, therefore anybody using
something else is even more welcome :)

If you want your setup to be done quickly, go for the latest Ubuntu or
Fedora linux, clone the git repository, rerun cmake a couple of times,
and install the missing dependencies (-dev or -devel packages). Just
take whatever is offered by the system's repository, the lib versions
should be compatible if it's a recent distribution.

I recently wrote some documents for git and QtCreator (which I did not
yet finalize but plan to put them onto the QGIS web page soon):


It would be great to have a comprehensive reference to get new
developers up to speed with a small initial effort. Please let me know
if you find anything that could be improved.

Best regards,

On 01/18/2016 07:32 PM, Robb Hill wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Is there a summary of a typical development environment that is used
> to maintain the LTR?
> I am running across multiple sources of how to compile QGIS.  Also, I
> am not 100% sure which version and source of libraries folks use.
> I would like to suggest/contribute a couple of things to the project
> and wanting to not spend a lot of time building out an environment
> that may not be acceptable.
> In short, is there a standard development/build environment for QGIS?
> Any guidance is appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Robb
> -- 
> Robb Hill, CISSP
> rhill at gunngrp.com <mailto:rhill at gunngrp.com>
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Matthias Kuhn
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