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Installing KStars

Choose your OS

Choose your operating system for specific instructions. If your operating system doesn't provide binaries (executable programs), you may need to build KStars from source code.

Microsoft (R) Windows (TM)

Windows 7,8, 10 64bit installer KStars 2.7.4

Use Quick Hash GUI to verify the integrity of the executable file. The following are MD5 and SHA256 hashes:


On most GNU/Linux distributions, KStars can be installed from your desktop environment software center (eg: Discover). If not found, you can install the latest KStars on Ubuntu/Mint by typing the following commands in the console:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding


See this Wiki page for more details.

If you know specific instructions for installing KStars on Mac, please mail the webmasters / the kstars-devel mailing list (kstars-devel at kde dot org), and we'll update the site with your instructions.

Building from source

See Building KStars from Source for details.

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