Ginga4Linux is an apt repository which provides the Ginga middleware linux package and it's dependencies.

1. Adding the repository

For Debian 8 (Jessie), x86_64 (Intel/AMD 64 bits), place line below to your '/etc/apt/sources.list' (current version: 0.13.6):

deb amd64/

For Ubuntu 14.10, x86_64 (Intel/AMD 64 bits), place line below to your '/etc/apt/sources.list', or open the Software Sources menu by launching the Ubuntu Software Center and selecting Edit->Software Sources. Choose the Other Software tab and click Add. Then, copy and paste the line below:

deb amd64/

2. Installation instructions

To install Ginga, click this link, or type the commands below in a root console:

# apt-get update
# apt-get install ginga

Optionally you can install a graphical frontend for Ginga:

# apt-get install gingagui

3. Running Ginga

Open the console application.

To read the command line parameter options, type:

$ ginga --help

Usage example:

$ ginga --ncl main.ncl --vmode 800x600

Or use the Ginga graphical frontend, as shown in the picture below.

4. Compiling from Source

If you need to compile from the source, add the following to your '/etc/apt/sources.list':

deb-src source/

Source is available as a compressed tar file:

Version 0.13.6: ginga-0.13.6.tar.gz

Or to fetch the code from the git repository:

git clone

There is a tutorial about how to compile Ginga (in Portuguese):
Lab. Telemídia | DI | PUC-Rio