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Modules for fluid and dynamic applications development with QtQuick.


In order to build and install Fluid you need Qt 5.1 or better with at least the following modules:

  • qtbase
  • qtjsbackend (doesn't exist on Qt >= 5.2)
  • qtdeclarative
  • qtquickcontrols

You can either build Qt from git yourself or download binaries.

More information about building Qt 5 from can be found here:

Qt 5 binaries can be downloaded from


Building Fluid is a piece of cake.

Assuming you are in the source directory, just create a build directory and run cmake:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt/hawaii ..

To do a debug build the last command can be:


To do a release build instead it can be:

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt/hawaii -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..

If not passed, the CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX parameter defaults to /usr/local. You have to specify a path that fits your needs, /opt/hawaii is just an example.

Package maintainers would pass -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr.

The CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE parameter allows the following values:

  • Debug: debug build
  • Release: release build
  • RelWithDebInfo: release build with debugging information


It's really easy, it's just a matter of typing:

make install

from the build directory.