Dawn uses the Chromium build system and dependency management so you need to install depot_tools and add it to the PATH.
On Linux you need to have the
# Install pkg-config on Ubuntu sudo apt-get install pkg-config
Then get the source as follows:
# Clone the repo as "dawn" git clone https://dawn.googlesource.com/dawn dawn && cd dawn # Bootstrap the gclient configuration cp scripts/standalone.gclient .gclient # Fetch external dependencies and toolchains with gclient gclient sync
Then generate build files using
gn args out/Debug or
gn args out/Release. A text editor will appear asking build options, the most common option is
gn args out/Release --list shows all the possible options.
ninja -C out/Release to build dawn and for example
./out/Release/dawn_end2end_tests to run the tests.