# Building QOwnNotes
# Building from GitHub
You can also build QOwnNotes yourself from the source code.
Checkout the code directly from the git repository:
git clone https://github.com/pbek/QOwnNotes.git -b release cd QOwnNotes git submodule update --init
Then download Qt Creator (opens new window), you will also
need the packages
qt5compat to build QOwnNotes with Qt6
qtwebsockets for Qt5). If you build under Windows, you want to stick to
Afterward open the project file
src/QOwnNotes.pro and click on
Build / Build Project QOwnNotes.
Or you can build it directly in your terminal:
cd src # build binary translation files if you want another language than English lrelease QOwnNotes.pro # prepare build process and build the application qmake make
Please feel free to contribute source code to this project, make suggestions or report troubles on the QOwnNotes issues page (opens new window).
If you want to contribute source code to the project please make your pull requests
# Source archive
You will find source archives of QOwnNotes on QOwnNotes source archive (opens new window).
The source archives will be accessible like that: