Build and Installation Instructions with Meson
Meson is a modern and fast build system with a lot of features. You can find its documentation at mesonbuild.com.
dnf install meson qt5-qtbase-devel rtaudio-devel "pkgconfig(jack)" help2man
apt install meson build-essential qtbase5-dev librtaudio-dev libjack-jackd2-dev help2man
brew install meson qt5 rtaudio help2man
You also need to install Jack, unless you want to disable jack support
-Djack=disabled). On macOS Jack is often installed using an installer
from the Jack2 release
page. You can also
install it using homebrew (
brew install jack), but you should not use both
installation methods simultaneously.
Meson might not find qt when installed with brew. But brew tells you to set PKG_CONFIG_PATH to a directory where it finds qt's pkgconfig file. This directory has to be set as additional pkgconfig path in meson:
meson --buildtype release --pkg-config-path `brew --prefix qt5`/lib/pkgconfig build_release
If you are in a build directory,
meson configure shows you all available options.
Current project options are
Meson shows you also the options of subprojects like RtAudio.
Meson builds in a separate directory. It doesn't touch anything of your project. This way you can have separate debug and release build directories for example.
Prepare your build directory:
meson builddir # defaults to debug build ## Additional build directories meson --buildtype release build_release # release build meson --buildtype debugoptimized build_debug # optimized debug build
Meson can download and build RtAudio as a subproject, if RtAudio is not available on your system. By default it only checks the dependency on your system. If you want to use the subproject you have to explicitly enable rtaudio.
cd builddir meson configure -Drtaudio=enabled
help2man is found, Meson will create a manpage from
Now build with:
cd builddir ninja
sudo ninja install