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OpenSpace has been tested on Fedora 33. You also need a GPU that supports OpenGL 3.3. It has been tested with Nvidia cards.

Needed packages

Install the following tools using dnf:

sudo dnf install git gcc-c++ git cmake glfw-devel libXi-devel libXinerama-devel libXrandr-devel libXxf86vm-devel libXxf86vm-devel libcurl-devel mesa-libGLU-devel qt5-qtbase-devel gdal-devel harfbuzz-devel zziplib-devel 

Compile OpenSpace

1) Checkout

2) Configure

3) Make

git clone --recursive "$openSpaceHome"
mkdir -p "$openSpaceHome/build"
cd "$openSpaceHome/build"

cmake \


Building with clang

It could also be possible to build with clang. Then you have to install these packages:

sudo dnf install clang libcxx-devel

and use this cmake command


Run OpenSpace


export LC_NUMERIC=en_US.UTF-8


If you need assistance with these instructions, please ask your question in the #linux channel on Slack OpenSpace Support

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The site and possiby other data sources used by OpenSpace uses old TLS settings, see . The workaround is to run sudo update-crypto-policies --set LEGACY . See also