Build High Fidelity in OS X.


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


Homebrew](https://brew.sh/) is an excellent package manager for OS X. It makes install of some High Fidelity dependencies very simple.

brew tap homebrew/versions
brew install cmake openssl


Assuming you've installed OpenSSL using the homebrew instructions above, you'll need to set OPENSSL_ROOT_DIR so CMake can find your installations. For OpenSSL installed via homebrew, set OPENSSL_ROOT_DIR:

export OPENSSL_ROOT_DIR=/usr/local/Cellar/openssl/1.0.2h_1/

This uses the version from the homebrew formula at the time of this writing, and the version in the path will likely change.

Qt You can use the online installer or the offline installer.

Once Qt is installed, you need to manually configure the following:

  • Set the QT_CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH environment variable to your Qt5.6.1/5.6/clang_64/lib/cmake/ directory.


If Xcode is your editor of choice, you can ask CMake to generate Xcode project files instead of Unix Makefiles.

cmake .. -GXcode

After running cmake, you will have the make files or Xcode project file necessary to build all of the components. Open the hifi.xcodeproj file, choose ALL_BUILD from the Product > Scheme menu (or target drop down), and click Run.

If the build completes successfully, you will have built targets for all components located in the build/${target_name}/Debugdirectories.