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Stable Versions

Oyranos is known to work on Linux, BSD, osX and Solaris. Windows will currently not work.


Download (http://sourceforge.net/projects/oyranos/files/) from the SourceForge site.

Elder Downloads (http://www.behrmann.name/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34&Itemid=68) are available from the behrmann site.


Oyranos depends on following libraries and external applications: Mandatory:

  • libxml2
  • libXcm - for X11 and Quarz monitor support
  • libXinerama, libXrandr, libXfixes and libXxf86vm for X11 support
  • lcms2 - for colour conversions


  • FLTK version <= 1.1.4 neede to build the GUI. You may configure FLTK with several options enabled:
   --enable-threads is needed for threads support (in ICC Examin)
   --enable-xft is ok for antialiased fonts
   --enable-debug is generally a good choice
   --enable-shared is sometimes a good choice for smaller executables
  • Qt - for a nice observer utility
  • Elektra, this is the configuration system used under linux.
  • yajl, a JSON parser library
  • ICC Examin is the profile viewer of Oyranos' configuration GUI. It provides a view on profile internals and a gamut view. It uses littleCMS and Oyranos.
  • Xcalib for loading a given VideoCardGammaTag from profile to a running XFree86/Xorg session (optionally)
  • CUPS - for CUPS ICC configuration support
  • libraw - for cameraRAW decoding
  • SANE - only with Oyranos SANE_CAP_COLOUR patch
  • Cairo - for a example

Compile Instructions

For building unpack the tgz file and type #configure; make; make install. Optionally you can specifiy an other than the default prefix /opt/local by typing:

   configure --prefix=/what/you/like
   make install       # (optionally)
   configure --help   # will show details
   make help          # shows the available targets

Detailed build instructions are as well included in the packages.

Binary Packages

Distribution packages

archlogo.png ArchLinux (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?O=0&K=oyranos&do_Search=Go)

fedora-logo.png Fedora (https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/oyranos)

suse_logo.png openSUSE (http://software.opensuse.org/search?q=oyranos)

Slackware (http://slackbuilds.org/result/?search=oyranos)

ubuntu_logo.png Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/oyranos)

Open Build Service

Oyranos (http://software.opensuse.org/download/package.iframe?project=multimedia:color_management&package=oyranos)

Oyranos LiveCD

The Oyranos LiveCD (http://sourceforge.net/projects/openicc/files/Demo/) is based on openSUSE and the preinstalled Oyranos packages from multimedia:color_management at OBS. The project page is at suse gallery (http://susestudio.com/a/8Kr6tw/oyranos-multimedia-121).

Development Versions

Git: The actual development version can be obtained through git. Instructions on how to obtain the code and how to build, can be found on the Oyranos Wiki page Oyranos/git. There is as well a build script available for automated dependency checking, downloading and building.

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