subsurface-4.4.2.exe has been tested on a number of 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows, including XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.


Subsurface-4.4.2.dmg is a Mac image that can be installed on 64bit Intel Macs running MacOS 10.7 or later by dragging the to your /Applications folder. A second, much older binary that also supports 32bit Intel Macs running 10.6 is available here.


The Subsurface team is starting to make our own dedicated binaries available for a number of Linux versions.

Ubuntu (14.04, 14.10, and 15.04), LinuxMint (17), and Debian Jessie

To use these binaries in Ubuntu, simply add the following PPA to your system:


It seems that on LinuxMint you have to add this on the command line and explicitly request the PPA version of Subsurface, otherwise the outdated Subsurface 4.0 would have been installed. So the steps would be

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:subsurface/subsurface
sudo apt-get install subsurface=4.4.2-1~trusty

For Debian Jessie you need to add the Ubuntu repository:

echo "deb trusty main" \
        | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.lists.d/subsurface.list
gpg --keyserver --recv-keys A8BC9756EE61D9C6
gpg -a --export A8BC9756EE61D9C6 | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update

Now you can install Subsurface from that repository:

sudo apt-get install subsurface

Make sure you are getting a current version with all its Qt5 dependencies.

OpenSUSE 13.1 / 13.2 / Tumbleweed and Fedora 20

To install the official Subsurface package under OpenSUSE 13.1, 13.2, or Tumbleweed as well as Fedora 20, go to our build service project page and follow the simple instructions there -- it’s as easy as two clicks.

Deprecated distribution maintained packages

Several flavors of Linux allow an install of Subsurface from within the OS. While this is very convenient, the versions offered are often outdated and they tend to not be built with our private copies of a couple of the key libraries that we use, so the official packages from Subsurface (as they become available) should be the much better choice.


Sources are of course available via git or as a release tar-ball Subsurface-4.4.2.tgz The sources of the GPL and LGPL components shipped with the Mac and Windows binaries can be found at MacPorts and MinGW.