This articles describes how to download K-3D binaries or build K-3D from source. Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, K-3D is available across a wide range of platforms. GNU/Linux is the main development platform and preferred operating environment for K-3D.
Platform Specific Binaries and Installers
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- Debian Packages - K-3D packages are available for Debian Linux.
- Fedora Packages - K-3D RPMs are available for Fedora.
- Mandrake Packages - K-3D packages are available for Mandrake Linux.
- Windows Installers - Binary installers for Win32 are now officially supported.
Platform Specific Build Instructions
- Linux Distributions
- 64 Bit Linux - Double your pleasure running K-3D on 64-bit Linux.
- Debian Build - Current status of K-3D on Debian (and Ubuntu).
- Gentoo Build - Tim's favorite platform: K-3D on Gentoo Linux.
- PPC Linux - Current status of K-3D on PPC Linux, running on PowerPC hardware.
- Fedora Build - Notes on building K-3D on Fedora.
- Mac OSX
Note: If there is no tutorial for the latest K-3D version (0.7) on your distribution you should try with the generic CMake Build which should work fine.
Generic Build Instructions
- External Dependencies - K-3D dependencies on third-party libraries.
- Languages And Compilers - Notes on compatible compilers.
- New in K-3D 0.7! Subversion - To keep up-to-date with K-3D development, use Subversion to obtain the source.
- New in K-3D 0.7! CMake Build - How to build K-3D 0.7 and later from source on all platforms.
- New in K-3D 0.7! CMake Targets - Nonstandard cmake targets that can "make" your life easier.
- New in K-3D 0.7! CMake and RPATH - Details on how shared libraries are linked together at runtime.
- New in K-3D 0.7! Running Regression Tests - Some tips and tricks on running the K-3D regression test suite.
- New in K-3D 0.7! Eclipse build - Short tutorial on using eclipse together with the K-3D cmake build.
See Support for dealing with build problems.