OpenRDK software has been developed and tested under Linux. It has also been proved and has worked properly under OS/X.
Download from SourceForge
You have two choices (as usual with OpenSource projects): either you can download the latest release, or you can download the current Subversion (unstable) version using the command:
$ svn checkout https://openrdk.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/openrdk/trunk OpenRDK
NOTE: to use the last method, you must have Subversion installed on your system (install it using the package manager of your distribution).
In order to install, compile, and use OpenRDK, you need some external packages. Every linux distribution has its own package manager (Synaptic for Ubuntu, Adept for Kubuntu, Yum for Fedora). You have to open the package manager and to install the following ones (if not installed yet):
For example, if you are running a Debian based linux distribution like Ubuntu you can run from the shell:
$ sudo apt-get install gcc g++ cmake $ sudo apt-get install libgsl0-dev libxml2 $ sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev libqt3-mt libqt3-mt-dev
If you have a Ubuntu-based distribution (e.g., Ubuntu, Kubuntu), you also have to run:
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure dash
and say that you do not want
If you are on a MacOSX, you should first install MacPorts and Fink, which will be useful to install all the dipendency libraries. You should also have installed the gcc and g++ GNU compilers. You can retrieve them via:
Then, you must type within a shell:
$ sudo port install cmake $ sudo port install gsl-devel $ sudo port install libxml2 $ sudo fink install qt3 qt3-shlibs qt3mac qt3mac-shlibs
NOTE. DON'T INSTALL
We suggest you to install cmake v2.6 or later.
If you want to use only Fink instead of MacPorts, just replace
If you plan to use OpenRDK scripts, you should also install
NOTE. In order to run RConsole with MacOSX, you need to install X11 environment and to run
Please notice that the main development efforts are directed to Linux operating systems. OpenRDK has been tested both on Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (until 10.5.6) versions of the MacOSX.
If you are on a Windows machine (why are you on a Windows machine?), you need to install Cygwin (from its website) with the following packages:
Please notice that
The OpenRDK directory structure
When you uncompress the OpenRDK package you will find three directories: