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The Tilde Text Editor


Tilde is available as source, and binary packages for several Linux distributions (thanks to the Open Build Service provided by OpenSUSE).


The source for Tilde is available here. Older releases are available here. To compile Tilde, you will need a C++ compiler, the latest libraries of the Tilde Terminal Toolkit (libt3config, libt3highlight, libt3key, libt3widget and libt3window), libtranscript, libsigc++ and libunistring.

Debian and Ubuntu packages (i386/amd64)

Binary packages are provided for 7.0 (Wheezy), 8.0 (Jessie) and 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), 14.04 (Trusty Tahr), 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) and 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). To quickly install Tilde on Debian or Ubuntu use:

wget ; sudo sh ./ ; sudo apt-get install tilde

For those people who want more control over the installation process: the packages are provided in a repository which also contains the libraries that Tilde depends on, and a keyring package (tilde-keyring) which automatically installs the GnuPG key for the repository. For each distribution a .list file is provided here.

Once the repository is installed, you can install Tilde by running apt-get install tilde as root, or by selecting the tilde package from your regular package manager.

OpenSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise (i586/x86_64)

Download the .repo file for your version of OpenSUSE (13.1, 13.2, Leap 42.1, Tumbleweed) or SUSE Linux Enterprise (10, 11, 11-SP1, 11-SP2, 11-SP4, 12, 12-SP1) and put it in /etc/zypp/repos.d. You can now install Tilde using the normal tools. For example, you can run zypper install tilde (as root).

Fedora and Centos/RedHat Enterprise Linux (i586/x86_64)

Download the .repo file for your version of Fedora (20, 21, 22, 23, 24) or Centos/RedHat Enterprise Linux (5, 6, 7) and put it in /etc/yum.repos.d. You can now install Tilde using the normal tools. For example, you can run yum install tilde (as root).

Arch Linux

Packages for Arch Linux can be found in AUR


You can reach me at: tilde @ REMOVE

Copyright Notice

Copyright © 2011-2016 G.P. Halkes
Tilde is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 3.