Documentation : Join the project as a developer

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

You’ll need Visual Studio 2017 or 2015. A free Community edition will work.

Get the sources from

Open vs2017/SumatraPDF.sln or vs2015/SumatraPDF.sln , compile and run.

How to join SumatraPDF project

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 .


You can use issue tracker for development related topics or [forums]( for general topics.

Krzysztof Kowalczyk