The GNUbik program is an interactive, graphical, single player puzzle.
Yes, this is another implementation of the classic game like that invented by Erno Rubik.
You have to manipulate the cube using the mouse. When each face shows only one colour,
the game is solved.
GNU Gnubik is written in C and Guile. The latter allows you to extend the
program using the Scheme language — a simple programming tool which even
novice computer users can use.
For example, you can use Scheme to write your own automated solving
routines or to create patterns.
Gnubik is a graphical program. Look at some screenshots
to see how it looks in action.
Some features of Gnubik include:
- Free Software. GNUbik is licensed under the GNU General Public
- Supports cubes of any size. 3 by 3 by 3 is the default.
- It has a Gnome
look and feel.
- Custom colours. Choose any that are available to your system.
- Instead of colours, you can also use images.
- You can watch the cube solve itself.
And you can write your own scripts and run them on the cube.
- You can record and playback sequences of moves.
- It's portable. GNUbik has been tested on many GNU/Linux operating systems.
It has also been reported to work on other non Unix systems.
- It's internationalised. GNUbik has been translated into non English
- Configurable animation speed.
can be found on the main GNU ftp server:
(via HTTP) and
(via FTP). It can also be found
on the GNU mirrors;
a mirror if possible.
Using the program is very intuitive — You just point and click!
Documentation therefore is somewhat redundant.
However a manual is available online.
You may also find more information about Gnubik by running
or by looking at
or similar directories on your system. A brief summary is available by
running gnubik --help.
Gnubik has one email address:
It is used for questions and comments about all aspects of Gnubik.
This includes development and enhancement requests, as well as bug reports.
Gnubik, as with most other GNU software, are made on
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announcement list, you would send mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Or you can use the mailing list web
- Translating Gnubik
- Gnubik has already been translated to many languages, please see the Translation Project
page for Gnubik.
If you have a new translation
or updates to the existing translations, please have the changes made in this
For more information, see the Translation
- Gnubik is currently maintained by John Darrington.
Please use the Mailing list for contact.
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 3 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
Gnubik is Free Software and has no
association with the “Rubik” or “Rubik's Cube” trademarks or with Seven