SumatraPDF is an open-source, collaborative
project. We always welcome new developers who want to join the project, contribute code and new features.
Getting the sources and compiling
vs2022/SumatraPDF.sln compile and run.
Contribute to SumatraPDF
We use a standard GitHub model:
Before you start working on a significant addition, it’s a good idea to first discuss it in issue tracker
Bug reports? Feature requests? Questions?
Info for new developers
Info to orient new developers to Sumatra code base.
Many tasks are automated with Go program in
do directory. Run
doit.bat for easy running of that program. use different cmd-line args to trigger different functions.
To build, use latest Visual Studio and open
vs2022\SumatraPDF.sln solution. Look at different targets and configurations.
Don’t edit the solution directly. To learn how to make changes (add files, change compilation flags etc.) see info about build system
Overview of the directories:
src : main Sumatra code
mupdf : library used to parse / render PDF files (from https://mupdf.com/)
ext : other third-party libraries (some are needed for mupdf, some for Sumatra code)
do : Go program that automates common tasks. Invoke with