To install and run Urbit please follow the instructions at urbit.org/docs/using/install. Packages and source tarballs are available there. You'll be on the live network in a few minutes.
If you're doing development on Urbit, keep reading.
vere, the Urbit virtual machine, depends on the following:
- C compiler (gcc or clang)
- GNU Make
- libuv 1.x
- curses implementation (ncurses on Linux distributions, OS curses otherwise)
Most of these dependencies are unfortunate; we aim to drastically shrink the
list in upcoming versions.
vere proper makes use of GMP, OpenSSL, libcurl, and
libsigsegv. The multiple build tools are a result of bundled libraries, slated
for future unbundling or removal wherever possible.
Our Makefile should handle the build smoothly on all supported platforms. It's just a simple Makefile, written by hand for GNU Make, and the most complicated parts of its internal machinery have to do with the varied build systems of the bundled libraries.
Useful targets are the default
distclean. The last may not
produce an entirely clean distribution directory, and runs a bundled library's
git clean may be a better option.
vere binary is produced in
If you have any questions, problems, patches, or proposals for patches, please feel free to get in touch in whatever way is most convenient: