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Add notes on Mac compilation

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@@ -36,6 +36,10 @@ make -C build
Configuration is available for cmake, [documented elsewhere]( You can override the compiler with environment variables `CC` and `CXX`, and there are some options you can toggle in the root CMakeLists files such as `cmake -DENABLE_GL=OFF`.
+### Mac
+Mac support is pretty early and while it will compile, it's not usable for debugging yet. Builds happen with cmake the same way as Linux.
# Code of Conduct
I want to ensure that anyone can contribute to RenderDoc with only the next bug to worry about. For that reason the project has adopted the [contributor covenent]( as a code of conduct to be enforced for anyone taking part in RenderDoc development. If you have any queries in this regard you can get in touch with me [directly over email](
@@ -122,6 +126,15 @@ sudo pacman -S libx11 libxcb xcb-util-keysyms mesa libgl qt5-base qt5-x11extras
If you know the required packages for another distribution, please share (or pull request this file!)
+### Mac
+Mac requires a recent version of CMake, and the same Qt version as the other platforms (at least 5.6.2). If you're using [homebrew]( then this will do the trick:
+brew install cmake qt5
+brew link qt5 --force
# Where to Start
There are always plenty of things to do, if you'd like to chip in! Check out the [Roadmap]( page in the wiki for future tasks to tackle, or have a look at the [issues]( for outstanding bugs. I'll try and tag things that seem like small changes that would be a good way for someone to get started with.

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