RKWard development source repository / development snapshots

Instructions to track the most recent development version in our source repository (git). This is of interest both to people wanting to be on the bleeding edge of RKWard development, and to people wanting to contribute patches.

Alternatives: Daily builds

Sometimes all you want is to test a relatively recent development snapshot, easily.

KF5 version of RKWard



Generic requirements

You need a git client; on Debian based systems:

$ apt-get install git

Further, you need the KDE/Qt libraries and headers and R. See the Requirements section on the Building_RKWard_From_Source page.

Checking out the current Git sources

For anoynmous (read-only) access, use

$ git clone <git://anongit.kde.org/rkward.git> rkward_devel

This will download the development sources to a directory called rkward_devel.


Proceed with compilation / installation as usual (see Building RKWard From Source). Make sure the path provided to cmake is correct (for example, depending on where you create the build directory, ’../rkward’ may be appropriate instead of ’..’).

Staying up to date

To update your working copy to the most recent changes, go to that directory, and run

$ git pull --rebase

After this, generally only the

$ make


$ sudo make install

steps are needed (less, if you use some advanced tricks).

Producing patches

Submitting patches

Source browsing

You can also browse the Git repository online: https://invent.kde.org/education/rkward