2. Setup

Before using eCAL, you must install it on your PC. This section covers how to install eCAL on Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu (both 64 bit only). You can either use eCAL just on one PC (local communication) or on multiple PCs (cloud communication). We will cover both scenarios in the next sections.

So, let’s get started!

See also

If you are looking for a tutorial on how to build eCAL from source (e.g. to get it working on a non-supported OS) please refer to Building eCAL from source .

2.1. Installing eCAL on Windows

For Microsoft Windows we provide binary installers published on our GitHub release page.

  1. Head to the GitHub release page and download the latest eCAL installer (ecal_X.X.X-win64.exe):

    https://github.com/continental/ecal/releases

  2. Install eCAL with default options (Full installation):

    eCAL Setup

2.2. Installing eCAL on Ubuntu

We provide precompiled binaries for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04.

  1. Install the dependencies:

    • Ubuntu 18.04:

      sudo apt update
      sudo apt install libc6 libcurl4 libgcc1 libhdf5-100 libprotobuf10 libqt5core5a libqt5gui5 libqt5widgets5 libqt5svg5 libstdc++6
      
    • Ubuntu 20.04:

      sudo apt update
      sudo apt install libc6 libcurl4 libgcc-s1 libhdf5-103 libprotobuf17 libqt5core5a libqt5gui5 libqt5widgets5 libqt5svg5 libstdc++6
      
  2. Head to the GitHub release page and download the latest eCAL installer for your Ubuntu version:

    https://github.com/continental/ecal/releases

    Ubuntu Version

    Codename

    eCAL setup file

    18.04

    Bionic

    ecal_X.X.X-bionic_amd64.deb

    20.04

    Focal

    ecal_X.X.X-focal_amd64.deb

  3. Install the debian package:

    sudo dpkg -i ecal_*.deb
    

See also

If you want to use eCAL on any other Linux than Ubuntu 18.04 or 20.04, you can build eCAL from source.