Lyric is developed on a Linux PC workstation using the GNU C++ compiler from package gcc-2.95.2. This is Lyric's platform of choice, where the new features will work best. Actually any Unix system with a decent GNU C++ compiler will compile and install Lyric fine.

Lyric is known to compile, install, and run on the following non-exhaustive list of platforms:

Operating System Compiler Suite (minimum)
Linux gcc-2.95.2
Sun Solaris 2.8 gcc-2.95.2
Apple Mac OS X gcc-2.95.2
Microsoft Windows Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 6