April 21, 2019

Status Report: Chandler Desktop and Server - page 2

Where Things Stand

  • January 22, 2008
  • By Paul Ferrill

The OSAF site has links to download pre-built Chandler Desktop versions for Linux (Ubuntu 6.06 and 7.10), Mac (OS X for PPC and Intel), and Windows. We tested on Ubuntu 7.10 and had no problems with the distribution file. Clicking on the .deb image produces the dialog box shown in Figure 1.

The five additional packages were Python support modules not loaded with a basic Ubuntu install. The package installer automatically downloads these missing packages and installs them before proceeding with the Chandler install. Start to finish the entire process took less than 15 minutes to complete.

One thing you might want to do is create a desktop launcher to make it easier to access the program. This is a simple process of right-clicking on the desktop and selecting Create Launcher (see Figure 2). All that's left is to enter a name and select the path to the executable file. You'll find that in the /usr/local/chandler directory.

Chandler's server component, written in Java, is named Cosmo and runs on both Unix/Linux and Windows. The download package includes all you need to run the server including a version of the Tomcat server. You'll need the Java runtime installed before you attempt to run Cosmo. One thing you'll notice when you go to the Cosmo download page is a notice stating "You should not trust this version with your data." You've been warned.

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