We provide pre-built binaries for Windows for both 32 and 64 bit. visit CodeLite downloads page and pick the version you want.
Note that there are two variants to choose from:
- Stable release: more stable releases, released 1-2 per year.
- Weekly builds: more frequent releases. If you wish to experiment with the latest features, pick this variant. Note that despite their name, these releases are very stable.
16.1.0, CodeLite installation method is by using
# the below is only needed once brew tap eranif/codelite # update the cache brew update # install CodeLite brew reinstall --cask codelite-official # in order to avoid macOS errors about "damaged app can't be opened"... xattr -cr /Applications/codelite.app/
- CodeLite should now be installed under
Ubuntu / Debian
This page gives links to the available binary packages for CodeLite 17.0. Its RAD plugin wxCrafter, which is now Free Open-Source Software, is included in all the CodeLite packages.
Note that the CodeLite packages incorporate the required wxWidgets libraries (
wx3.2.1), so there is no need to install wxWidgets too.
Of course you can if you wish, and you'll need to do so to build apps against wxWidgets.
xenial ) and later have official CodeLite packages. Therefore, to avoid a name-clash, our CodeLite packages have
unofficial appended to the name.
To download CodeLite for Debian based systems (Debian / Mint / Ubuntu etc):
- Add the CodeLite public key to avoid warnings or worse from apt/aptitude
sudo apt-key adv --fetch-keys http://repos.codelite.org/CodeLite.asc
apt-key displays the following message:
Warning: apt-key is deprecated. Manage keyring files in trusted.gpg.d instead (see apt-key(8))
Don't panic! it's only a warning.
apt-key still works.
- Now let apt know that the repositories exist by adding the proper line from Table 1 or 2:
- If you use an
aptfront-end e.g. synaptic, tell it to Add a repository, using as data the appropriate entry from the tables below
- If you do things by hand, add the appropriate URLs from the tables to
/etc/apt/sources.list(you need to become superuser) :
- If you use an
For example, if you use Ubuntu jammy (22.04), either open
/etc/apt/sources.list in an editor (as superuser) and append the proper line
from Table 1, or else use
apt-add-repository in a terminal:
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://repos.codelite.org/ubuntu/ jammy universe'
Table 1: CodeLite repositories (GTK+3):
|Distro/release||Lines to append|
- You then need to update your repositories. In synaptic, click the
Reloadbutton. If you're doing things by hand, do:
sudo apt update sudo apt install codelite
The Ubuntu packages should also work on other ubuntu flavours e.g. xubuntu, and on derivatives e.g. Mint.
You can see which versions are available by doing:
apt-cache madison codelite
Then you can select which version to install. For example, to prefer the official 14.0 package in debian bullseye, use the line:
sudo apt install codelite=14.0*
You can see which versions are available in the 'Versions' tab of Properties. Then use Package > Force Version followed by Apply. You may wish also to use Package > Lock Version.
Official versus unofficial CodeLite packages
For a long time the official debian and ubuntu repositories supplied only the ancient CodeLite 6.1. However since ubuntu
16.04 (xenial) it has been updated to
CodeLite 9.1 or later, and debian stretch has 10.0. This is very welcome, but creates a name-clash with any packages we supply.
Therefore, starting with CodeLite 9.2, our debian packages have
unofficial added to the version e.g.
This allows you to select which to install using apt (or aptitude or synaptic).
There are rpms available for fedora 37 & 38, and openSUSE Leap 15.4:
First tell rpm about the CodeLite public key. As superuser run:
rpm --import https://repos.codelite.org/CodeLite.asc
Then either download the required rpm and install it as usual, or download and install in one step; e.g.
rpm -Uvh https://repos.codelite.org/rpms-17.0/fedora/37/codelite-17.0-1.fc37.x86_64.rpm
CodeLite is available on ArchLinux via their AUR repository To install CodeLite:
yaourt -S codelite
Previous CodeLite releases
See this page for links to Linux packages from previous CodeLite and wxCrafter releases.
wxCrafter binary packages
As the above CodeLite 17.0 packages already contain wxCrafter, its gui-designer plugin, there is no need for a separate download. However if you wish to use wxCrafter with CodeLite 12.0 or older, please see this page.