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Get & compile the latest version

Please note: this is to compile actiona 3.9.0 and higher. Older versions depended on Qt 4 and are not supported anymore.


  1. Install Visual Studio 2015 (Community edition should work)
  2. Install Qt (5.2.0 or more recent, QtScript is needed)
  3. Install QtCreator
  4. Install OpenCV binaries for Windows (version 2.x)
  5. Open CMakeLists.txt using QtCreator
  6. In the "Projects" tab, in "additional arguments", add:
    1. OPENCV_LIB="Path to the OpenCV library folder" (where all the .lib are)
    2. OPENCV_INCLUDE="Path to the OpenCV include path" (containing the opencv2 folder)
    3. OPENCV_LIB_CORE=Name of the core library filename (for example opencv_core249)
    4. OPENCV_LIB_IMGPROC=Name of the imgproc library filename (for example opencv_imgproc249)
  7. Compile
  8. Copy the opencv_corexxx.dll and opencv_imgproc.dll files from the OpenCV install path to the build directory containing all the binaries that where built in the previous step
  9. Run



First download

We need Git, a C++ compiler (that can compile C++11 code, so for GCC, version 4.7 or better), Qt and all dependencies:

sudo apt-get install git-core build-essential cmake qtbase5-dev libqt5x11extras5-dev libqt5xmlpatterns5-dev libqt5texttospeech5-dev qtscript5-dev qttools5-dev qtmultimedia5-dev qttools5-dev-tools libnotify-dev libopencv-dev libxtst-dev

If you want to use SQL databases you will also have to install the corresponding bindings, for instance, MySQL:

sudo apt-get install libqt5sql5-mysql

Get the code.

git clone --recursive

Enter the actiona directory:

cd actiona

Then build.

mkdir build && cd build && cmake .. && make

To run actiona, enter:



To update your version, open a terminal, go to the actiona/build directory and enter

git pull
cmake ..
en/compilation.txt · Last modified: 2023/10/01 09:15 by jmgr