Installing Logisim on macOS

Logic circuit design and simulation tool.


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Download Logisim from SourceForge.

Check the hash: sha256sum logisim-generic-2.7.1.jar

  • Initially, I downloaded logisim-macosx-2.7.1.tar.gz but I encountered errors due to the required java version. What worked for me is to directly run the jar file: java -jar logisim-generic-2.7.1.jar

  • tar.gz also includes a .jar file. Show package contents to access:

  • package contents:

Errors Encountered:

  • When I tried to open, it required the Java SE6 Runtime.

    More Info... leads to Download Java for OS X 2017-001

    However, I already have a newer java version installed.

    Java for macOS 2017-001 can't be installed on this disk. A newer version of this package is already installed.

    This is when I considered using sdkman to see if I can download Java SE6 but since the version is deprecated, it is not immediately available on the list.

  • When I double-click the jar file, the following warning is displayed:

"logism.jar" cannot be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.

To resolve this, go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy.