Note that the Fuchsia port is in the early stages, and things are likely to frequently be broken. Try #cr-fuchsia on Freenode if something seems awry.
There are instructions for other platforms linked from the get the code page.
Most development is done on Ubuntu.
$ git clone https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/tools/depot_tools.git
depot_tools to the end of your PATH (you will probably want to put this in your
~/.zshrc). Assuming you cloned
$ export PATH="$PATH:/path/to/depot_tools"
chromium directory for the checkout and change to it (you can call this whatever you like and put it wherever you like, as long as the full path has no spaces):
$ mkdir ~/chromium && cd ~/chromium
fetch tool from depot_tools to check out the code and its dependencies.
$ fetch --nohooks chromium
If you don't want the full repo history, you can save a lot of time by adding the
--no-history flag to
Expect the command to take 30 minutes on even a fast connection, and many hours on slower ones.
If you've already installed the build dependencies on the machine (from another checkout, for example), you can omit the
--nohooks flag and
fetch will automatically execute
gclient runhooks at the end.
fetch completes, it will have created a hidden
.gclient file and a directory called
src in the working directory.
.gclient to include (this is a list, so it could also include
android, etc. if necessary.)
target_os = ['fuchsia']
Note that this should be added as a top-level statement in the
.gclient file, not an entry inside the
You will then need to re-run
gclient runhooks. This makes sure the Fuchsia SDK is available in third_party and keeps it up to date.
The remaining instructions assume you have switched to the
$ cd src
Chromium uses Ninja as its main build tool along with a tool called GN to generate
.ninja files. You can create any number of build directories with different configurations. To create a build directory, run:
$ gn gen out/fuchsia --args="is_debug=false dcheck_always_on=true is_component_build=false target_os=\"fuchsia\""
You can also build for Debug, with
is_debug=true, but since we don't currently have any Debug build-bots, it may be more broken than Release.
use_goma=true is fine to use also if you're a Googler.
Currently, not all targets build on Fuchsia. You can build base_unittests, for example:
$ ninja -C out/fuchsia base_unittests
Once it is built, you can run by:
This packages the built binary and test data into a disk image, and runs a QEMU instance from the Fuchsia SDK, outputting to the console.
Common gtest arguments such as
--gtest_filter=... are supported by the run script.
The run script also symbolizes backtraces.
A useful alias (for “Build And Run Filtered”) is:
alias barf='ninja -C out/fuchsia base_unittests -j1000 && out/fuchsia/bin/run_base_unittests --test-launcher-filter-file=../../testing/buildbot/filters/fuchsia.base_unittests.filter'
to build and run only the tests that are not excluded/known-failing on the bot.