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Merge Requests

Kirogi’s source code is hosted on KDE’s GitLab. You can fork and make merge requests via the website.

We try our best to review submissions quickly, but have a little patience with our small team. 🙂

Source Tree Layout

Below is a list of directory paths in Kirogi’s source tree and their purpose, to help you navigate our codebase.

Build Instructions


Kirogi is a KDE application using KDE’s standard CMake-based build system. KDE’s build documentation applies to Kirogi, but here are some example build commands you can adapt to suit your needs:

cd kirogi
mkdir build
cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=relwithdebinfo -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=<path to install to> ../
make install

Kirogi’s build system supports building the backend library only if you’re building a new application using its backend library. Check the top-level CMakeLists.txt file for build options.

If you are including the MAVLink plugin for the build, then the CMake command would be:

cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=relwithdebinfo -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=<path to install to> -DMAVLINK_INCLUDE_DIR<path MAVLink is installed to> ../


For local development builds targeting Android, we recommend the KDE Android SDK Docker image. Its pre-installed software and helper scripts make building Kirogi and its dependencies fast and easy.


Kirogi is written in C++14 and QML.


Kirogi requires recent versions of Qt and some of the KDE Frameworks libraries. For a complete list of dependencies, check the top-level CMakeLists.txt file in the codebase, or just try to build the application and follow the instructions in the build output in case of missing dependencies.

Kirogi also requires a recent version of the GStreamer multimedia framework and in particular the gstqmlgl sink plugin in gst-plugins-good.


On Android, Kirogi currently additionally depends on QtZeroConf for mDNS-based vehicle discovery (desktop builds use KDNSSD instead).


Kirogi’s library in src/lib/ and bundled vehicle support plugins in src/plugins/ are licensed under LGPL v2.1 (or later), see COPYING.LIB.

The frontend (UI and other business logic) is licensed under GPL v2 (or later), see COPYING.

The app icon in data/icons/ is licensed under LGPL v2.1 (or later), see COPYING.LIB.

The mascot artwork in src/ui/assets/ is licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0, see COPYING.MASCOT.