The main way to install CINELERRA-GG is to use the AppImage. This is updated regularly and works for every distro, since it already contains the necessary dependencies. A big advantage of using the AppImage format is that it is only 1/3 the size of the normal install, and since each release is named differently, you can keep a number of versions in a directory, and when testing from a terminal you just have to type CinGG, then hit tab, and complete it to the desired date release.

For 64-bit systems you can choose between an image with up-to-date libraries or one that supports older libraries, which you should use only if the first image gives you problems with unsupported libs. There is also a 32-bit older distro available that has i686 as part of the filename and a 8/10/12 bit newer distro that handles 8 or 10 or 12 bits that has multibit as part of the filename. Installing the appimage is simple:

Download the file from:

Some example file names are as follows - where 8 digits represent yyyymmdd:

	  (currently based on Fedora Core 32, libc version 2.31)
	  (currently based on Ubuntu 16.04, libc version 2.23)
	  (currently based on Debian 9, linux kernel 4.9)
	  (currently based on Fedora Core 32, libc version 2.31)

Make the file executable with the proper execute permissions either from the GUI of the Desktop Environment used (link to the file) or from a terminal window. Make sure you are already in the directory containing the appimage:

	$ chmod u+x CinGG-yyyymmdd.AppImage

Finally start the program from a window in the directory where the image is stored:

	$ ./CinGG-yyyymmdd.AppImpage

or create a convenient desktop icon with a link to the run action, or do a Desktop Integration manually or with external programs.

Most distros already have the libraries to run the appimage, but if not you may need an additional installation. For example Arch Linux needs the libappimage package.

	sudo pacman -S libappimage

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