Compiling the Qt UI


  • Ubuntu 18.04+ - sudo apt-get install libssl-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libuv1-dev libzip-dev libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler qtbase5-dev qtwebengine5-dev qtdeclarative5-dev libqt5svg5-dev qml-module-qtquick2 qml-module-qtquick-layouts qml-module-qtquick-controls qml-module-qtquick-controls2 qml-module-qtquick-window2 qml-module-qtquick-dialogs qml-module-qt-labs-settings qml-module-qt-labs-folderlistmodel
  • Ubuntu 16.04 - You must add a Qt 5.9+ repository first (add-apt-repository ppa:beineri/opt-qt596-xenial && apt-get update, you probably have done this when compiling MSA already) from which you should install apt-get install qt59base qt59declarative qt59quickcontrols qt59quickcontrols2 qt59webengine; also install apt-get install libssl-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libuv1-dev libzip-dev libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler
  • Fedora - sudo dnf install libuv-devel libzip-devel protobuf-devel protobuf-compiler qt5-qtbase-devel qt5-qtwebengine-devel qt5-qtdeclarative-devel qt5-qtsvg-devel qt5-qtquickcontrols qt5-qtquickcontrols2
  • macOS - brew install cmake qt libzip libuv protobuf
  • the game launcher

Build instructions

git clone --recursive mcpelauncher-ui
cd mcpelauncher-ui && mkdir -p build && cd build
cmake ..
make -j12

macOS: replace the cmake line with cmake -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=$(brew --prefix qt) ..

If you haven’t installed the launcher system-wide, please replace cmake .. with cmake -DGAME_LAUNCHER_PATH=/absolute/path/to/mcpelauncher/build/dir/mcpelauncher-client .. (if you compiled the mcpelauncher-manifest in /home/paul, then you’d have to use cmake -DGAME_LAUNCHER_PATH=/home/paul/mcpelauncher-manifest/build/mcpelauncher-client .. as the command).


You can now optionally install the launcher system-wise.

  • Generic instructions - Run sudo make install. Note that this doesn’t make use of your system package manager, and therefore if possible, it’s generally not recommended if there are better alternatives available for your system.

  • Ubuntu - You can create a .deb file and install it using the following commands:

    cpack --config mcpelauncher-ui-qt/CPackConfig.cmake
    sudo dpkg -i  ./mcpelauncher-ui-qt-*-Linux.deb && sudo apt-get install -f