Xournal++ is not Xournal! It is a ground-up rewrite of Xournal in a different language (C++ instead of C). The purpose was to create a more flexible application that significantly extends the functionality of Xournal.
At the moment, Xournal is very stable software while Xournal++ is not. If you want stability, you might be more interested in the original Xournal project, which you can find at sourceforge or, for some in-development features of Xournal, at github.com/dmgerman/xournal.
New features in Xournal++ include:
- enhanced support for image insertion
- better eraser
- significantly reduced memory usage and code to detect memory leaks
- LaTeX support (requires a working LaTeX install and
-DENABLE_MATHTEX=ONflag when configuring)
- advanced page sorting (a sidebar, page up/down, etc.)
- bug reporting, autosave, and auto backup tools
Hopefully you'll enjoy it!
Aside from legacy releases, this is currently the way to install Xournal++. For complete building documentation refer to wiki page: Installation.
There will be some binaries appearing in the future, so ideally you can make use of those as well. They'll be at Xournal++ releases.
dnf groups install "C Development Tools and Libraries" dnf install cmake libglade2-devel texlive-scheme-basic texlive-dvipng glibmm24-devel gtk2-devel gtk+-devel boost boost-devel poppler-glib-devel
sudo apt-get install cmake libboost-all-dev libcppunit-dev dvipng texlive liblcms2-dev libopenjpeg-dev libjpeg-dev fontconfig librsvg2-dev libglade2-dev libpoppler-dev libpoppler-cpp-dev libpoppler-glib-dev libpoppler-private-dev
Basic steps are:
git clone http://github.com/xournalpp/xournalpp.git cd xournalpp mkdir build cd build cmake .. make
On Ubuntu 16.04, you may need to configure cmake with
If you'd like to enable mathtex support you should add
-DENABLE_MATHTEX=ON to cmake command or use
to see graphically all available options. However, this should already be enabled by default.
The binary executable will be in
To install all needed files execute:
If you want to install desktop file and thumbnailer execute:
For now branches aren't organized too well, but (currently) the most of development happens in
See GitHub:xournalpp for current development. You can also join our Gitter channel via badge on top.