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- FluidSynth is developed on Linux and thus Linux usually has the most up to date support.
- It is also regularly tested on Mac OSX. For instructions on how to install fluidsynth on this platform, see below.
- FluidSynth can also run on Windows, and building is supported with either MinGW or MSVC.
- FluidSynth may be run on FreeBSD and its derivatives.
- We have had successful reports on FluidSynth running on Solaris and OS/2, but this is not officially supported. It's likely that it will also work on other platforms (most noteably Unix like operating systems).
Many operating systems already provide a package for FluidSynth. See the graphic to right for the currently available packages for various Linux distributions, MacOS Ports and BSD derivatives.
Ubuntu or Debian
sudo apt-get install fluidsynth
pacman -S fluidsynth
sudo dnf install fluidsynth
sudo zypper install fluidsynth
Mac OS X
- With Chocolatey:
choco install fluidsynth
- With Chocolatey:
Please contribute to this section if you know how to install FluidSynth packages for a distribution not yet listed.
FluidSynth is also relatively easy to be built from a source archive. Please see BuildingWithCMake for more detailed instructions of how to build FluidSynth from source.
The FluidSynth releases page contains released source archives of FluidSynth.
Unpack the source using a command line shell:
$ tar -xvzf Downloads/fluidsynth-x.y.z.tar.gz
The latest development version of FluidSynth can be found at our git repository git://github.com/FluidSynth/fluidsynth and can be browsed. Unless you are a developer, you should always prefer officially released versions of FluidSynth. Development version are highly unstable and not recommend for production use.
Example check out of FluidSynth trunk using the command line Git client:
git clone git://github.com/FluidSynth/fluidsynth