Getting kchmviewer

Kchmviewer is distributed in source code form which needs to be built before it could be used.If you’re not familiar with building the applications, you are advised to download a prebuilt package, preferably from your Linux distribution. If you’re a Microsoft Windows user, there is a prebuilt Windows package available for you as well.

If you want to build Kchmviewer from the source, you need to do the following:

  1. Download the latest version from SourceForge;
  2. Check that you have installed the development packages for your platform, notably gcc, g++ and make;
  3. Check that you have installed qt4-devel and chmlib-devel (or libchm-devel) packages. If your platform has separate development files for QtWebkit you must install them too;
  4. If you want to build the KDE version, check that you have installed the appropriate development package (typically kde4-workspace-devel) and cmake;
  5. Unpack the downloaded archive and cd into it;
  6. To build the Qt-only version, run qmake && make
  7. To build the KDE version, run mkdir build; cd build && cmake .. && make
  8. To install the application just copy the binary somewhere.

The Windows version also could be compiled using open source MinGW compiler with the provided script.