Open Source Applications Foundation

Chandler Release: 0.5

Thank you for your interest in the 0.5 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. You should not store important information in Chandler. Please read the README -- it has information on known bugs, our future plans, volunteering, and where to go for futher documentation.

If you run into problems, please see Reporting Bugs.

Compatibility Notes

  • Our Linux binaries are built on a Fedora Core 2 machine. They are unlikely to run under any other configuration. To build Chandler yourself, see Building Chandler.
  • The OSX binaries have only been tested on Panther (10.3).
  • The Windows binaries have only been tested on XP.

What Should I Download?

This software is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries (currently Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria) or to persons or entities prohibited from receiving U.S. exports (including Denied Parties, Specially Designated Nationals, and entities on the Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List or involved with missile technology or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons).

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: If you just want to use Chandler, this distribution contains everything you need -- just download, unpack, and run! Please select one of the following: Linux | Mac OSX | Windows
     
  • Developers' distributions: If you're a developer and want to run Chandler in debugging mode, this distribution contains debug versions of the binaries. You can also use this distribution to develop your own parcels (see ParcelLoading for details on loading your own parcels). Please select one of the following: Linux | Mac OSX | Windows
     
  • Source code distribution: If you want to compile everything yourself, including the Python interpreter and all required libraries, this download contains the entire source tree. A gzip'd tar file of this release is available here (if using Mac OSX, please unpack the file with gnutar instead of tar), and instructions for building Chandler are at instructions for building Chandler.
     
  • List of all downloads: A listing of all downloadable files from this milestone (and their check-sums in MD5 and SHA-1) is available here.



 

End-Users' Distribution: Linux

Note: This binary is built for Fedora Core 2. Other platforms may have to build from source.

Download the rpm file, install and run.
Run Chandler by executing

./usr/local/chandler/chandler

Download Chandler_linux_0_5.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_5.tar.gz
This will create a Chandler_linux_0_5 subdirectory. Cd into that directory:
   cd Chandler_linux_0_5
Run Chandler:
   ./chandler



 

End-Users' Distribution: Mac OSX

Download Chandler_osx_0_5.dmg to your desktop, double-click it, and it will unpack the Chandler application. Drag the Chandler application icon to your desktop or somewhere else on your filesystem. Next, double-click the Chandler application icon. (If you try to doubleclick on the Chandler icon without copying it from the .dmg disk image, Chandler will give you a cryptic error.)




 

End-Users' Distribution: Windows

Download the installation executable, double-click to install and run by clicking on the installed desktop icon.

Download Chandler_win_0_5.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.exe in the directory you extracted to.




 

Developers' Distribution: Linux

Note: This binary is built for Fedora Core 2. Other platforms may have to build from source.

Download Chandler_linux_debug_0_5.tar.gz and save it to disk. Change your shell's current directory to the location you saved the file and unpack the distribution via:
   tar zxf Chandler_linux_debug_0_5.tar.gz
This will create a Chandler_linux_debug_0_5 subdirectory. Cd into that directory:
   cd Chandler_linux_debug_0_5
Run Chandler:
   ./chandlerDebug



 

Developers' Distribution: Mac OSX

Download Chandler_osx_debug_0_5.dmg to your desktop, double-click it, and it will unpack the Chandler application. Drag the Chandler application icon to your desktop or somewhere else on your filesystem. Next, double-click the Chandler application icon. (If you try to doubleclick on the Chandler icon without copying it from the .dmg disk image, Chandler will give you a cryptic error.)




 

Developers' Distribution: Windows

Download Chandler_win_debug_0_5.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.exe in the directory you extracted to.