Logisim should run on any platform supporting Java,
version 5 or later.
- Logisim requires Java 5 or later. If you do not already
have it on your computer, Java is available from java.sun.com.
- Download Logisim from Logisim's SourceForge.net
page. You will three choices of which release to download.
If you use MacOS or Windows, I would recommend using the
release specific to your platform.
- A .jar file - runs on any platform, though
not necessarily conveniently.
- A MacOS .tar.gz file
- A Windows .exe file
- To execute the program:
- With the generic .jar file: On Windows and MacOS
systems, you will likely be able to start Logisim by double-clicking
the JAR file. If that doesn't work, or if you use Linux or Solaris,
you can type ``java -jar logisim-XX.jar'' at the
- With the MacOS X version: Once the downloaded
.tar.gz version is uncompressed (this will likely happen
automatically), just double-click the Logisim icon to start. You may
want to place the icon into the Applications folder.
- With the Windows version: Just double-click the
Logisim icon. You may want to create a shortcut on the desktop
and/or in the Start menu to make starting Logisim
If you find Logisim useful, please send me a
Copyright and authorship
Copyright (c) 2005, Carl Burch.
Logisim is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
Logisim is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.