Building from source


The cpp-ethereum codebase lives on in the cpp-ethereum repository.

Between October 2015 and August 2016 it was split into various repositories which were grouped as sub-modules under the webthree-umbrella repository, and you will likely see many references to webthree-umbrella online. Those all refer to the cpp-ethereum codebase during that period of its development.

We use a common CMake build system to generate platform-specific build files, meaning that the workflow is very similar whatever operating system you use:

  • Install build tools and external packages (these are platform dependent)
  • Clone the source code from the webthree-umbrella git repository
  • Run CMake to generate a build file (makefile, Visual Studio solution, etc)
  • Build it