Contribute code

Krzysztof Kowalczyk edited this page Aug 17, 2015 · 6 revisions

SumatraPDF is an open-source, collaborative project. We always welcome new developers who want to join the project, contribute code and new features.

Getting the sources and compiling

You'll need Visual Studio 2015. A free Community edition will work.

We try to standardize on one, latest publicly available version. Currently we're using 2015. Other versions might work but we don't test with them.

Open vs2015/SumatraPDF.sln, compile and run.

How to join SumatraPDF project

We use a standard GitHub model:

Before you start working on a significant addition, it's a good idea to first discuss it in issue tracker.

Read notes for developers new to Sumatra code.


You can use issue tracker for development related topics or forums for general topics.