Build High Fidelity in Linux.


Please read the general build guide for information on dependencies required for all platforms. Only Linux specific instructions are found in this file.


Dependencies Should you choose not to install Qt5 via a package manager that handles dependencies for you, you may be missing some Qt5 dependencies. On Ubuntu, for example, the following additional packages are required:

libasound2 libxmu-dev libxi-dev freeglut3-dev libasound2-dev libjack0 libjack-dev libxrandr-dev libudev-dev libssl-dev

With the new build method in place it becomes somewhat easier to build domain-server, assignment-client and interface with Ubuntu 14.10.


Here's what's needed starting from a clean Ubuntu 14.10 (server variant used) install.

Install Requirements

Install the needed requirements:

sudo apt-get install git build-essential cmake qt5-default qtscript5-dev libssl-dev qttools5-dev qtmultimedia5-dev libqt5svg5-dev libqt5webkit5-dev libsdl2-dev libqt5xmlpatterns5-dev qttools5-dev-tools libqt5websockets5-dev

Download Source Code

Make directories in and download the source code:

mkdir $HOME/source
cd $HOME/source
git clone

Compile High Fidelity Components

Now you're ready to setup for compiling HF components:

mkdir compile
cd compile
cmake ../hifi/

Domain Server

If you want server side parts:

make assignment-client
make domain-server

Install Interface

If you want Interface:

sudo apt-get install qml-module-qtgraphicaleffects qml-module-qtwebkit qml-module-qtquick-controls libqtwebkit-qmlwebkitplugin
make interface