Dot Browser supports cross-platform building. For example, you could be on Windows and you want to build for Linux.

Beware! Some of the features in this doc are broken or buggy

First things first...

  • Minimum requirements:

    • 8GB of RAM

    • 4 physical CPU cores

    • 20GB of disk space free

  • Recommended requirements:

    • 16GB of RAM

    • 8 physical CPU cores

    • 35GB of disk space free

  • You'll need to be on a 64-bit operating system to clone and build Dot Browser.

  • The following software and tools are required for the build process:

Follow steps 1 (Cloning Dot Browser) and 2 (Importing patches) on your host machine and then come back here to start step 3

Supported build targets

Build target


Windows 64-bit


macOS 64-bit


Linux 64-bit


Windows 32-bit


macOS 32-bit


Linux 32-bit


Building Dot Browser

Now, we're going to want to build Dot Browser for your target OS.

See Supported build targets for a list of supported build targets.

It's a very resource intensive process so make sure you check the requirements against your computer. It usually takes 30 minutes for computers in the recommended requirements region.

./melon build <target-os> # target-os could be: windows, macos or linux

Once the build is done, we need to make sure the build was successful, check to see if something appeared like:

01:00:00 Your build was successful!

If you see that message, you can move on to the final step.


Built binaries





Running Dot Browser

The final step is to run your cross-built version of Dot Browser.

Just remember you will not be able to run Windows binaries on Unix based systems like macOS or Linux. And you still might have issues running macOS binaries on Linux and vice-versa.

It's as simple as running:

./melon run

And voilà, Dot should appear before your eyes!

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