Build Vikunja from source #

Vikunja being a go application, has no other dependencies than go itself. All libraries are bundeled inside the repo in the vendor/ folder, so all it boils down to are these steps:

  1. Make sure Go is properly installed on your system. You’ll need at least Go 1.9.
  2. Make sure Mage is properly installed on your system.
  3. Clone the repo with git clone https://code.vikunja.io/api
  4. Run mage build:build in the source of this repo. This will build a binary in the root of the repo which will be able to run on your system.

Note: Static ressources such as email templates are built into the binary. For these to work, you may need to run mage build:generate before building the vikunja binary. When builing entirely with mage, you dont need to do this, mage build:generate will be run automatically when running mage build:build.

Build for different architectures #

To build for other platforms and architectures than the one you’re currently on, simply run mage release:release or mage release:{linux|windows|darwin}.

More options are available, please refer to the magefile docs for more details.