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CLion is a commercial Cross-Platform IDE for C and C++ by JetBrains.

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Follow Compiling on macOS, steps 1 to 3 to install Mixxx dependencies using Homebrew and get the Mixxx source code.

Step-by-Step Setup

Tested on CLion 2020.1

Build configuration

Open CLion.

Select Open in the welcome window:

Navigate to the mixxx source folder, select the CMakeLists.txt file and click Open.

Select Open as Project:

Open the preferences window and navigate to Build, Execution, Deployment > CMake.

Add the following options to the CMake options field:


-DDEBUG_ASSERTIONS_FATAL=ON -DQt5_DIR=/usr/local/opt/qt5/cmake/Qt5/ -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=/usr/local/opt/

Set the Generation path field to cmake_build:

CLion will generate the build files in this folder, which will be created in the root path of the project. Don't commit this folder. Configure git to exclude it. Open .git/info/exclude and append cmake-build/ in a new line.

Click OK to save the changes and close the preferences window.

Select mixxx on the Run configuration drop-down menu:

Press the Build button to build Mixxx!

Run configuration

Clion automatically detects the built mixxx binary.

Open Run > Edit Configurations… and select mixxx on the left-side list. Add the following arguments to the Program arguments field:

--resourcePath res --settingsPath settings --developer --controllerDebug --debugAssertBreak

Press the Run button to run Mixxx!

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clion.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/22 15:02 by ferranpujolcamins