Skip to content


Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with
Download ZIP
Fetching contributors…

Cannot retrieve contributors at this time

100 lines (59 sloc) 2.761 kB

Building from source


Requirements common for all platforms:

  • Python version 2.6 or 2.7

    • Python Image Library
  • CMake version 2.8 or higher (tested with version 2.8)

The GUI also dependends on:

  • Qt version 4.7

  • QJSON version 0.5 or higher (tested with version 0.7.1, which is bundled)

Qt and QJSON will be required if -DENABLE_GUI=TRUE is passed to cmake, and never used if -DENABLED_GUI=FALSE is passed instead. The implicit default is -DENABLE_GUI=AUTO, which will build the GUI if Qt is available, using the bundled QJSON if it is not found on the system.

The code also depends on zlib, libpng, and snappy libraries, but the bundled sources are always used regardless of system availability, to make the wrapper shared-objects/DLL self contained, and to prevent symbol collisions when tracing.

Linux / Mac OS X

Build as:

cmake -H. -Bbuild
make -C build

You can also build the 32bit GL wrapper on 64bit distro with a multilib gcc by doing:

make -C build32 glxtrace


Additional requirements:

Build as:

export ANDROID_NDK=/path/to/your/ndk
cmake -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=cmake/toolchain/android.toolchain.cmake -DANDROID_API_LEVEL=9 -H. -Bbuild
make -C build


Additional requirements:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio (tested with 2008 version) or MinGW (tested with gcc version 4.4)

  • Microsoft DirectX SDK:

    • for D3D10 support the latest is recommended.

    • for DDRAW, D3D7, D3D8 support the August 2007 release or earlier is required, as later releases do not include the necessary headers.

To build with Visual Studio first invoke CMake GUI as:

cmake-gui -H. -B%cd%\build

and press the Configure button.

It will try to detect most required/optional dependencies automatically. When not found automatically, you can manually specify the location of the dependencies from the CMake GUI.

After you've successfully configured, you can start the build by opening the generated build\apitrace.sln solution file, or invoking cmake as:

cmake --build build --config MinSizeRel

The steps to build 64bit version are similar, but choosing Visual Studio 9 2008 Win64 instead of Visual Studio 9 2008.

It's also possible to instruct cmake build Windows binaries on Linux with MinGW cross compilers.

Jump to Line
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.