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How to download Skia

Install depot_tools and Git

Follow the instructions on Installing Chromium’s depot_tools to download depot_tools (which includes gclient, git-cl, and Ninja). Below is a summary of the necessary steps.

git clone 'https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/tools/depot_tools.git'
export PATH="${PWD}/depot_tools:${PATH}"

depot_tools will also install Git on your system, if it wasn’t installed already.

Clone the Skia repository

Skia can either be cloned using git or the fetch tool that is installed with depot_tools.

git clone https://skia.googlesource.com/skia.git
# or
# fetch skia
cd skia
python tools/git-sync-deps

Getting started with Skia

You will probably now want to build Skia.

Changing and contributing to Skia

At this point, you have everything you need to build and use Skia! If you want to make changes, and possibly contribute them back to the Skia project, read How To Submit a Patch.