Alkimia/Development Environment

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Install LibAlkimia

First of all you will need to install the LibAlkmia which first needs some requirements to be fulfilled as follows


  1. Qt Creator or KDevelop (personally, I find Qt Creator easier to grasp, even if less powerful in the end)
  2. git
  3. Qt libs and docs
  4. KDE libs and docs
  5. MPIR or GMP (this is for mathematical calculations needed for the currency class)
  6. Boost libs
  7. cmake
After finishing the installations as mentioned above you need to follow the steps as follows ( I have mentioned the codes according to the Ubuntu)
  1. Open the terminal and change the directory where you want the files to be downloaded.
  2. Use the git link to download the files
    git clone [email protected]:office/alkimia.git
    for other access modes see the Alkimia project on
  3. Now you will have the directory alkimia downloaded with a lot of files.
    Change the current directory to the alkimia directory)
    cd alkimia
  4. Make another directory
    mkdir build
    I have named my directory as build
  5. Change your current directory to 'build'
    cd build
  6. Now build that directory using the files you have in the folder 'libalkimia' using the following commands
    cmake ..
    If every requirement listed above were installed perfectly then there must not be any error here
    make install
    The above two statements could also have been combined into one and be simply written
    make install
If you didnt get any error till now, then you have installed the libalkimia successfully