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wxWidgets 3.1 Packages and Repositories

This page is for the latest development release, wx3.1.3. For the previous development release, wx3.1.2, see WxWidgets312Binaries. For the latest stable release, wx3.0.4, see WxWidgets30Binaries.

The CodeLite packages for Linux now use wxWidgets 3.1. As wx3.1 is a development branch, few distros will supply it. I've therefore built 3.1.3 packages for the commonest ones.

Note: Starting with wx3.1.2 I'm saving time and cpu cycles (and reducing global warming) by providing only 64 bit builds. I doubt if many people are still using i386 machines but, if I'm wrong and lots of you contact me asking for i386 builds, I'll change my mind.

Starting with wx3.1.1 I've built debs against GTK+3 in addition to GTK+2. You should be able to install either or both sorts without conflict. If you install both sets you should be able to choose between them using update-alternatives: #>update-alternatives --config wx-config

Also starting with wx3.1.1, there are openSUSE rpms built against GTK+3 in addition to GTK+2. The fedora ones remain GTK+3, as they were in wx3.1.0.

The packages are signed with the CodeLite public key so, if you haven't done so before, you should tell apt or rpm about this by doing as superuser (su or sudo depending on your distro):

 apt-key adv --fetch-keys


 rpm --import

Ubuntu and debian

If you use a debian-based distro there are the following wxWidgets repositories available:

 RepositoryAvailable VersionsComponent
ubuntu disco eoanuniverse

The repositories also contain wx3.1.0 to wx3.1.2 builds (including i386 ones) for debian stretch, and ubuntu trusty wily xenial yakkety zesty, artful and cosmic. These are also available via WxWidgets312Binaries.

The ubuntu ones should also work on other *buntus of the same version, and on derivatives e.g. Mint.

Now let apt know that the repository exits. If you use an apt front-end e.g. synaptic, tell it to Add a repository, using as data the appropriate entry in the table above.

If you do things by hand, add the appropriate url to /etc/apt/sources.list. Become superuser and either use a text editor to edit /etc/apt/sources.list, adding a line similar to:

deb buster libs

or, in a terminal, do something like:

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb eoan universe'

The line to add is different for different distros/versions; choose the appropriate one:

Distro/releaseLine to append
debian busterdeb buster libs
ubuntu bionicdeb bionic universe
ubuntu discodeb disco universe
ubuntu eoandeb eoan universe

You then need update the repositories. In synaptic, click the Reload button. If you're doing things by hand, do:

 apt-get update

Synaptic users can then select and install as usual. By hand you can do, for GTK+2 debs:

 apt-get install libwxbase3.1-0-unofficial \
                 libwxbase3.1-dev \
                 libwxgtk3.1-0-unofficial \
                 libwxgtk3.1-dev \
                 wx3.1-headers \
                 wx-common \
                 libwxgtk-webview3.1-0-unofficial \
                 libwxgtk-webview3.1-dev \
                 libwxgtk-media3.1-0-unofficial \
                 libwxgtk-media3.1-dev \
                 libwxbase3.1-0-unofficial-dbg \
                 libwxgtk3.1-0-unofficial-dbg \
                 libwxgtk-webview3.1-0-unofficial-dbg \
                 libwxgtk-media3.1-0-unofficial-dbg \
                 wx3.1-i18n \

The equivalent command for the GTK+3 debs is:

 apt-get install libwxbase3.1-0-unofficial3 \
                 libwxbase3.1unofficial3-dev \
                 libwxgtk3.1-0-unofficial3 \
                 libwxgtk3.1unofficial3-dev \
                 wx3.1-headers \
                 wx-common \
                 libwxgtk-media3.1-0-unofficial3 \
                 libwxgtk-media3.1unofficial3-dev \
                 libwxgtk-webview3.1-0-unofficial3 \
                 libwxgtk-webview3.1unofficial3-dev \
                 libwxbase3.1-0-unofficial3-dbg \
                 libwxgtk3.1-0-unofficial3-dbg \
                 libwxgtk-webview3.1-0-unofficial3-dbg \
                 libwxgtk-media3.1-0-unofficial3-dbg \
                 wx3.1-i18n \

The first 6 of the debs are required; the others optional (and of decreasing importance).

wx-common and wx3.1-i18n will conflict with the distro's wx2.8 equivalents. That is unlikely to matter too much; but wx-common contains wxrc so, if you use this, be aware that there may be differences after upgrading.

Note: The disco and eoan wxGTK2 builds do not include the wxWebview libraries. That is because disco doesn't provide the necessary dependencies; IIUC that is because webkitgtk2 is no longer being updated and is considered a security risk. wx3.1.3 can utilise its successor, webkit2gtk, but only for GTK+3 builds.

Fedora and openSUSE

There are currently rpms available for fedora 31 and 31. openSUSE 15.1 provided its own wxWidgets 3.1.1 but is unlikely to update that to 3.1.3 so I've provided these too. For previous versions of these distros (including i386 ones) see WxWidgets312Binaries.

fedora30wx-base-unicode wxGTK31 wxGTK31-devel wxGTK31-gl wxGTK31-media wxGTK31-debuginfo
fedora31wx-base-unicode wxGTK31 wxGTK31-devel wxGTK31-gl wxGTK31-media wxGTK31-debuginfo
openSUSE GTK+215.1libwx_baseu_net libwx_baseu libwx_baseu_xml libwx_gtk2u_adv libwx_gtk2u_aui libwx_gtk2u_core libwx_gtk2u_gl libwx_gtk2u_html libwx_gtk2u_media libwx_gtk2u_propgrid libwx_gtk2u_qa libwx_gtk2u_ribbon libwx_gtk2u_richtext libwx_gtk2u_stc libwx_gtk2u_webview libwx_gtk2u_xrc wxWidgets2-3_1-devel wxWidgets2-3_1-plugin-sound_sdlu
openSUSE GTK+315.1libwx_baseu_net libwx_baseu libwx_baseu_xml libwx_gtk3u_adv libwx_gtk3u_aui libwx_gtk3u_core libwx_gtk3u_gl libwx_gtk3u_html libwx_gtk3u_media libwx_gtk3u_propgrid libwx_gtk3u_qa libwx_gtk3u_ribbon libwx_gtk3u_richtext libwx_gtk3u_stc libwx_gtk3u_webview libwx_gtk2u_xrc wxWidgets-3_1-devel wxWidgets-3_1-plugin-sound_sdlu

There are also source rpms for Fedora, and openSUSE GTK+2 and openSUSE GTK+3. The fedora srpm should also build on CentOS 8.

Either download the required rpms and install them as usual, or download and install in one step; e.g.

rpm -Uvh

Note that some of these rpms may conflict with the wx2.8 devel ones.

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