Getting Started

Daniel Levy edited this page Oct 17, 2015 · 10 revisions

To get the source code you need either of these:

  • A working web browser + tar(or equivalent): https://github.com/nim-lang/Nim/tarball/master
  • wget + tar: wget --no-check-certificate "https://github.com/nim-lang/Nim/tarball/master"
  • git: git clone --depth 1 git://github.com/nim-lang/Nim.git

Bootstrapping

After downloading the source (and extracting it), you need to extract build/csources.zip then you can bootstrap with:

  • ./bootstrap.sh
  • Put Nim on your PATH
    • For Linux, you only need a symlink: ln -s $PWD/bin/nim /home/user/bin

A simple script

git clone git://github.com/nim-lang/Nim.git
cd Nim
./bootstrap.sh

Nimble

Nimble is Nim's package manager