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This section provides some information useful to people who want to install gEDA onto their computers.
See the download page for more general information.
The repository of the Debian distribution contains binary packages of the core geda/gaf tools including gschem, pcb, gnucap and gerbv. Due to license specifics some tools like ngspice might not be distributed by Debian (or might be in Debian “nonfree”). However, the geda suite will work nicely on Debian, if you have prepared your box by installing some development packages and built it yourself or installed it from somewhere else. For more detailed information, see the debian installation notes.
For RedHat distributions you may wish to download the RPM binaries prepared by Wojciech Kazubski.
Since Fedora Core 5, major parts of gEDA are available from Fedora Core Extra.
For more informations read the fedora rpm installation notes.
For SuSE and OpenSuSE distributions there are rpm packages for several gEDA related programms. They've been prepared by Werner Hoch using the OpenSuSE Build Service.
You can install the rpm packages with YaST, yum or any other installation tool. The packages are located in a yum repository at OpenSuSE or OpenSuSE mirror.
For more informations read the SuSE rpm installation notes.
For Mac OSX distributions you may wish to download the latest Fink binaries prepared by Charles Lepple. See also notes on using gEDA on Mac.
gEDA is a set of GNU/Linux or Unix-native programs. There is no supported Windows version. However, since most programs are based on the cross-platform GTK+ libraries, it is possible to build a Windows version. Therefore, if you want a Windows version, please feel free to grab the sources and try to build one yourself.
Experimental releases of gEDA for Microsoft Windows™. Still a work in progress.
MinGW hooks are built into many of the gEDA applications. Therefore, knowledgeable individuals have been able to build, install, and run many of the tools on Windows systems. Also, the tools do run on Windows under the Cygwin environment. However, binary executables for most of the gEDA Suite are not currently distributed by the gEDA Project. If you are a developer and wish to provide ongoing support for Windows, please contact the project via the geda-user e-mailing list.
Please see the cygwin page on this wiki for more information on building gEDA using cygwin.
This worked to install geda on Windows XP on 3/9/2012: