# 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
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Then download Qt Creator (opens new window), you will also need the packages qtwebsockets and qt5compat to build QOwnNotes with Qt6 (only qtwebsockets for Qt5). If you build under Windows, you want to stick to MinGw 64-bit.

Afterwards 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
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Please feel free to contribute source code to this project, make suggestions or report troubles on the QOwnNotes issues page (opens new window).

Visit QOwnNotes on GitHub (opens new window).

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If you want to contribute source code to the project please make your pull requests to the main branch.

# Source archive

You will find source archives of QOwnNotes on QOwnNotes source archive (opens new window).

The source archives will be accessible like that:

https://download.tuxfamily.org/qownnotes/src/qownnotes-20.10.1.tar.xz