This page gives links to the available binary packages for CodeLite 9.1 and its RAD plugin wxCrafter.

Note that the CodeLite packages now incorporate wx3.1 libraries, 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.
CodeLite doesn't (yet) require wx3.1 though, and you can still build your own against wx3.0.2 if you prefer.

We do not supply CodeLite 9.1 packages for ubuntu 16.04 (xenial). The official repo already has CodeLite 9.1 (and its plugins in the separate codelite-plugins package) so there would be little point, and would cause a name-clash. However wxCrafter packages are available; see below.

CodeLite apt repositories

If you have an older version of CodeLite installed from Ubuntu or Debian repositories, uninstall it first:
sudo apt-get purge codelite codelite-plugins

To download CodeLite for Debian based systems (Debian / Mint / Ubuntu etc):

  • Add the CodeLite public key to avoid warnings from apt/aptitude

sudo apt-key adv --fetch-keys

  • Now let apt know that the repositories exist by adding the proper line from Table 1:
    • If you use an apt front-end e.g. synaptic, tell it to Add a repository, using as data the appropriate entry from the Table 1 below
    • If you do things by hand, add the appropriate URLs from Table 1 to /etc/apt/sources.list (you need to become superuser) :
For example, if you use Ubuntu wily (15.10), 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 wily universe'

Table 1: CodeLite repositories

Distro/release Lines to append
debian jessie deb jessie contrib
ubuntu trusty deb trusty universe
ubuntu wily deb wily universe
  • You then need update your repositories. In synaptic, click the Reload button. If you're doing things by hand, do:

 sudo apt-get update

  • You should now be able to install CodeLite in the normal way through synaptic, or by doing:

 sudo apt-get install codelite wxcrafter

The ubuntu packages should also work on other *buntus, and on derivatives e.g. Mint.

CodeLite RPMs

There are rpms available for fedora 23 and 24, and openSUSE 13.2 and 42.1 (leap):

CodeLite rpms
openSUSE(No 32-bit build)42.1

First tell rpm about the CodeLite public key. As superuser do:

 rpm --import

Then either download the required rpm and install it as usual, or download and install in one step; e.g.

rpm -Uvh

There are also source rpms for fedora and openSUSE. Note that these do not contain wxCrafter. To build binary rpms containing wxCrafter, you'll need to download the appropriate, plus the file that contains its bitmaps, and put both in the rpmbuild/SOURCES dir before you build.


CodeLite is available on ArchLinux via their AUR repository

To install codelite:

yaourt -S codelite

Previous CodeLite releases

See this page for links to packages from previous CodeLite and wxCrafter releases.

wxCrafter binary packages

The above packages supply the CodeLite IDE. Also available is wxCrafter, its gui-designer plugin. There are seven types of 32 and 64 bit packages here: for debian jessie; for ubuntu 14.04 (trusty); for ubuntu wily; for ubuntu xenial; for fedora 23; and for openSUSE 13.2 and 42.1. They will not work on earlier distro versions as they are built against wxWidgets-3.1 (though they might work if you build your own CodeLite against wx3.1...). Instead you can find older CodeLite/wxCrafter packages via the previous-releases pages.

In the following table I've provided direct links to the debian/ubuntu packages, but these are more easily installed from the CodeLite repos in the usual way.

wxCrafter packages
debian jessiewxcrafter.debwxcrafter.deb
ubuntu 14.04 (trusty)wxcrafter.debwxcrafter.deb
ubuntu 15.10 (wily)wxcrafter.debwxcrafter.deb
ubuntu 16.04 (xenial)wxcrafter.debwxcrafter.deb
fedora 23wxcrafter.rpmwxcrafter.rpm
fedora 24wxcrafter.rpmwxcrafter.rpm
openSUSE 13.2wxcrafter.rpmwxcrafter.rpm
openSUSE 42.1(No 32-bit build) ]wxcrafter.rpm

Download and install them with alongside CodeLite (it will do no harm to install wxCrafter without CodeLite, but it won't run!).
The debs are also available from the CodeLite repo (see above); the setup and public key are the same, but the packages are called 'wxcrafter'.

wxCrafter libs

What if you don't want to use a package, or there isn't one that your distro supports? If you want to build your own CodeLite (using wxWidgets 3.1, except for xenial which uses wx3.0.2), here are the wxCrafter libs that the packages contain.
Choose the nearest match, but there's no guarantee they will work on distant versions or different distros.

wxCrafter libs
openSUSE 42.1(No 32-bit build) ]

You will also need the file that contains some of wxCrafter's bitmaps. This needs to end up inside the CodeLite 'share' installation (e.g. in /usr/share/codelite/). The itself needs to go in CodeLite's 'plugins' dir, which by default is probably /usr/lib/codelite/.
How to do this? Well, you could just add them by hand as superuser. However there are other alternatives:

  • If you are building from a tarball, 'configure' and 'make' as usual. Then before 'make install' add to Runtime/plugins/; it'll then be installed with the other plugin libs. There is no similar solution for at present, but this might be fixed sometime...
  • If you are building a CodeLite .deb package using the debian/rules from the repo, just add both and to the same dir as the source tarball. 'rules' knows to look for them there.
  • If you are using the fedora or openSUSE spec files to build an rpm, just add both and to rpmbuild/SOURCES/. You can copy the .spec hack if you create a .spec for other distros.
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