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Build the BlindAI Client SDK from source

BlindAI Client SDK can currently be built from source on Linux and Windows platforms.


If you're building the client because you want to change it, you should rather got to the setting up your dev environment page


Before proceeding to build the client, make sure the following requirements are installed in your environment.

  • CMake >= 3.12
  • Make >= 4.0
  • g++ >= 7.1
  • python >= 3.6.8
  • python3-dev package (or python-devel in CentOs based distros) - The version of python3-dev depends on the version of python you are using.
  • Microsoft visual Studio 2017 15 with CMake installed
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Perl
  • python >= 3.6.8

Building and installing the package

Clone the repository

git clone
cd blindai/client

Install third party libraries

git submodule init
git submodule update

Create and activate a virtual environment

python3 -m venv env
source env/bin/activate
python -m venv env

Check pip version

pip >= 21 is needed, so make sure to check your pip version,**i**s and to update it in case a prior version was installed.

  • Check pip version
$ pip --version
  • If the installed version is pip 9.x.x , upgrade pip
$ pip install -U pip

Install development dependencies

$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Trigger the Build process

pip install . --use-feature=in-tree-build


If you are building on windows, administrator access will be needed at a certain point of the build process.

BlindAI Client SDK will be then built and installed in the virtual environment.