Building on Linux

Building horizon on Linux is as simple as make after you’ve cloned this repo.

Install dependencies

Make sure you got these dependencies installed:

  • Gtkmm3 ≥ 3.20

  • cairomm-pdf

  • librsvg

  • util-linux

  • sqlite

  • boost

  • zeromq

  • glm

  • libgit2

  • curl

  • opencascade / opencascade community edition

  • zeromq with C++ bindings:

  • podofo

  • libarchive

  • libspnav

The C++ compiler needs to support std::filesystem, for GCC this requires version 8 or newer.

On Ubuntu ≥18.04 run:

sudo apt install libsqlite3-dev util-linux librsvg2-dev \
    libcairomm-1.0-dev libepoxy-dev libgtkmm-3.0-dev uuid-dev libboost-dev \
    libzmq5 libzmq3-dev libglm-dev libgit2-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev liboce-ocaf-dev \
    libpodofo-dev libarchive-dev libspnav-dev

On Arch Linux:

sudo pacman -S zeromq gtkmm3 cairomm librsvg sqlite3 libgit2 curl \
     opencascade boost glm podofo libarchive libspnav

On Fedora 25/26/27:

sudo dnf install git make gcc gcc-c++ pkg-config cppzmq-devel OCE-devel\
   gtkmm30-devel libgit2-devel libuuid-devel sqlite-devel librsvg2-devel\
   cairomm-devel glm-devel boost-devel libcurl-devel podofo-devel libarchive-devel\

On openSUSE Tumbleweed:

sudo zypper in git make gcc gcc-c++ pkg-config cppzmq-devel oce-devel\
   gtkmm3-devel libgit2-devel libuuid-devel sqlite3-devel librsvg-devel\
   cairomm-devel glm-devel boost-devel libcurl-devel libpodofo-devel binutils-gold libarchive-devel\

On Solus:

sudo eopkg it -c system.devel
sudo eopkg it binutils-gold git glibc curl-devel libgtkmm-3-devel librsvg-devel \
   util-linux-devel sqlite3-devel libboost-devel zeromq-devel glm libgit2-devel \
   opencascade-ce-devel podofo-devel libarchive-devel cppzmq-devel

Build it

make -j 4 #adjust this to the number of CPU cores

Add WITH_SPNAV=0 to disable space navigator support and remove the dependency on libspnav


The resulting binaries are self-contained and don’t require any external data files like icons or so. horizon-eda is the main program executable. Run it from the build directory: