- There is an installer package
for Qucs for Win32 systems named
qucs-<version>-setup.exeThe relocations of the package (the location where the package gets installed) is mainly steered by environment variables. During a normal installation the appropriate environment variables are automatically set for the user who installed the package.
One of them must be emphasised: HOME. During installation an appropriate file system location will be found. When it was already set then the previous value is assumed. The location decides where the project, intermediate and configuration files will be saved. So when the user wonders about missing project files or lost configuration it's worth to have a look at the environment variables.
If FreeHDL is meant to be used for digital simulation then also the binary installer package named
freehdl-<version>-setup.exemust be downloaded and installed. It requires the MinGW32 compiler. If it is not already installed, it's possible to install a prepared binary package for this, too.
mingw32-g++-<version>-setup.exeIt contains the minimal MinGW32 installation required to work with FreeHDL and should be installed proir to the FreeHDL package.
If Icarus Verilog is used for digital Verilog-HDL simulation the installer script
iverilog-<version>_setup.exemust be installed on the computer additionally. Please note that it is necessary to install it in a path location without spaces due to a limitation in the software. Current versions can be obtained at http://bleyer.org/icarus/.
In order to use the SPICE preprocessor ps2sp successfully a TinyPerl installation is required. It can be obtained at http://tinyperl.sourceforge.net/. It must be ensured that the tinyperl.exe is accessible via the PATH environment variable.
- There are several ways to
install Qucs under MacOSX.
- Building Qucs from downloaded source tarball
To build Qucs from source, you need to install Xcode, Command Line Toos and Qt first.
- Installing Xcode
- Installing Qt
Please constact the developers for details.
- Building using MacPorts
To install Qucs, you need to install MacPorts (after Xcode and Command Line Tools, see below).
Installing MacPorts and Qucs
With MacPorts you can install MacOS versions of many known open source projects by using simple commands.
Get it here: http://www.macports.org/
Please follow the installation instructions to get Xcode and the Command Line Tools. After its installation, MacPorts needs to be updated to the most recent version. Open a Terminal shell and type the following commmand (you will be asked for your password):
$ sudo port -d selfupdateNow it is time to get Qucs. In the shell, type this command:
$ sudo port install qucsMacPorts will fetch, decompress, compile and install a lot of packages which are needed to install Qucs. Be patient, this will take some time.
After installation Qucs will be placed into /opt/local/bin. If you want, you can create a link to your Applications folder with the following command:
$ sudo ln -s /opt/local/bin/qucs /Applications/qucs
- Installing MacPorts and Qucs
- Binary installer package
There is also an installer package for Qucs for MacOSX systems named
qucs-<version>-macosx-<platform>.pkgCopy this file onto your desktop and double-click it. Follow the installer instructions.