Open Source Applications Foundation

Chandler Release: 0.1

Thank you for your interest in the 0.1 release of Chandler. We hope that this release of Chandler will give you a flavor of Chandler's architecture and APIs, and a glimse of what Chandler will do in the future.

Please note that Chandler is still in its extremely early stages, with only a very limited set of capabilities. Please read the README -- it has information on known bugs, our future plans, volunteering, and where to go for futher documentation.

Please also understand that our underlying database is undergoing massive changes at the moment. What we're using now will not be what we use in the future. This means that you should not store important information in Chandler yet.

What Should I Download?

There are a few different types of Chandler distribution files that are available in this release; choose the one that's right for you:
  • End-users' distributions: These files contain everything you need to use Chandler -- just download, unpack, and run! Please select one of the following: Linux | Mac OSX | Windows
     
  • Pre-built-libraries distributions: These files are meant for people who are interested in working with the part of the Chandler application that is written in Python, but don't want to compile all the required libraries and the interpreter that Chandler depends on. This type of distribution does not contain the part of the Chandler application that is written in Python. You will need to get that source separately.

    What this distribution does contain is a directory full of our pre-built versions of Python, wxPython, and many other third-party projects, all configured to run Chandler. To use one of these distributions, follow the instructions for checking out the Chandler application code, then download one of the pre-built-libraries distributions listed at the end of this paragraph. Next, unpack the distribution and copy the contained "debug" or "release" directory to the "osaf/chandler" directory that you checked out of CVS. There is a shell script within the distribution that you can use to launch Chandler. Please select one of the following: Linux | Mac OSX | Windows
     

  • Source code distribution: This file contains all the source for Chandler and required third-party projects. A gzip'd tar file of this release is available here, and instructions for building Chandler are in the "hardhat/README.txt" within that tar file. Also see our instructions for building Chandler online.



 

End-Users' Distribution: Linux

Download Chandler_linux_0.1.tar.gz to a directory on your computer. Change your shell's current directory to the directory you copied the file to, and unpack the distribution by typing the following:
   tar zxf Chandler_linux_0.1.tar.gz
This will create a Chandler_linux_0.1 subdirectory. Cd into that directory:
   cd Chandler_linux_0.1
Run Chandler:
   ./Chandler.sh



 

End-Users' Distribution: Mac OSX

Control-click this link: Chandler_osx_0.1.tar.gz, select "Download..." or "Save link target..." in the pop-up menu, and save this distribution file to your Desktop. Make sure StuffIt doesn't unpack the file because it can cause problems; we're investigating why. Run the Terminal utility (it's in your Applications/Utilities folder), and cd to your Desktop (or the directory you downloaded the file to) by typing the following:
   cd ~/Desktop
Some browsers will save the file as Chandler_osx_0.1.tar.gz and some will save it as Chandler_osx_0.1.tar. If your file ends in .tar.gz type the following:
   tar zxf Chandler_osx_0.1.tar.gz
If your file ends in .tar type:
   tar xf Chandler_osx_0.1.tar
This will create a Chandler_osx_0.1 subdirectory. Cd into that directory:
   cd Chandler_osx_0.1
Run Chandler:
   ./Chandler.sh



 

End-Users' Distribution: Windows

Download Chandler_win_0.1.zip, open it by double-clicking it using Windows file explorer, and extract all files to a directory on your computer. Again, using the file explorer, double-click on Chandler.bat in the directory you extracted to.


 

Pre-Built-Libraries Distribution: Linux

First, get Chandler's Python source by checking out the chandler-app module using CVS. For CVS information, see our page about getting Chandler source.

Next, decide whether you want to run the debug version of the required components (Python, wxPython, etc.).

If you want the debug version, download Chandler_linux_dev_debug_0.1.tar.gz and save it to the "osaf/chandler" directory that you checked out of CVS. Change your shell's current directory to osaf/chandler and unpack the distribution via:

   tar zxf Chandler_linux_dev_debug_0.1.tar.gz
This will create a "debug" subdirectory under osaf/chandler.

To run Chandler using the binaries you just downloaded, cd into the "debug" directory and run the "RunDebug" shell script:

   cd debug 
   ./RunDebug
If you elect to get the non-debug version, download Chandler_linux_dev_release_0.1.tar.gz and save it to the "osaf/chandler" directory that you checked out of CVS.

Change your shell's current directory to osaf/chandler and unpack the distribution via:

   tar zxf Chandler_linux_dev_release_0.1.tar.gz
This will create a "release" subdirectory under osaf/chandler.

To run Chandler using the binaries you just downloaded, cd into the "release" directory and run the "RunRelease" shell script:

   cd release
   ./RunRelease



 

Pre-Built-Libraries Distribution: Mac OSX

First, get Chandler's Python source by checking out the chandler-app module using CVS. For CVS information, see our page about getting Chandler source.

Next, decide whether you want to run the debug version of the required components (Python, wxPython, etc.).

If you want the debug version, control-click this link: Chandler_osx_dev_debug_0.1.tar.gz, select "Download..." or "Save link target..." in the pop-up menu, and save this distribution file to the "osaf/chandler" directory that you checked out of CVS. Make sure StuffIt doesn't unpack the file because it can cause problems; we're investigating why.

Open up a Terminal window and cd to your "osaf/chandler" directory. Some browsers will save the file as Chandler_osx_dev_debug_0.1.tar.gz and some will save it as Chandler_osx_dev_debug_0.1.tar. If your file ends in .tar.gz type the following:

   tar zxf Chandler_osx_dev_debug_0.1.tar.gz
If your file ends in .tar type:
   tar xf Chandler_osx_dev_debug_0.1.tar
This will create a "debug" subdirectory under osaf/chandler.

To run Chandler using the binaries you just downloaded, cd into the "debug" directory and run the "RunDebug" shell script:

   cd debug 
   ./RunDebug
If you elect to get the non-debug version, control-click this link: Chandler_osx_dev_release_0.1.tar.gz, select "Download..." or "Save link target..." in the pop-up menu, and save this distribution file to the "osaf/chandler" directory that you checked out of CVS. Make sure StuffIt doesn't unpack the file because it can cause problems; we're investigating why.

Open up a Terminal window and cd to your "osaf/chandler" directory. Some browsers will save the file as Chandler_osx_dev_release_0.1.tar.gz and some will save it as Chandler_osx_dev_release_0.1.tar. If your file ends in .tar.gz type the following:

   tar zxf Chandler_osx_dev_release_0.1.tar.gz
If your file ends in .tar type:
   tar xf Chandler_osx_dev_release_0.1.tar
This will create a "release" subdirectory under osaf/chandler.

To run Chandler using the binaries you just downloaded, cd into the "release" directory and run the "RunRelease" shell script:

   cd release
   ./RunRelease



 

Pre-Built-Libraries Distribution: Windows

First, get Chandler's Python source by checking out the chandler-app module using CVS. For CVS information, see our page about getting Chandler source.

Next, decide whether you want to run the debug version of the required components (Python, wxPython, etc.).

If you want the debug version, download Chandler_win_dev_debug_0.1.zip and copy the "debug" directory it contains to the "osaf/chandler" directory that you checked out of CVS.

To run Chandler, double-click the RunDebug.bat file in the osaf/chandler/debug directory.

If you elect to get the non-debug version, download Chandler_win_dev_release_0.1.zip and copy the "release" directory it contains to the "osaf/chandler" directory that you checked out of CVS.

To run Chandler, double-click the RunRelease.bat file in the osaf/chandler/release directory.