There are two ways of installing Adun – from a package or from source. Which you choose will depend on your platform and how you want to use the program.
Installing from a Package
Available Platforms: OSX 10.4-10.6 , SUSE 11.3, Fedora 12+
Installing from a package is quick and easy and provides a fully featured user installation. It is also straightforward to upgrade an Adun package installation. If you want to just use or try out the program this is the best option.
To install from a package, choose your platform and follow the instructions:
- We recommend using your distributions package management program to download and install the program.
- The Linux Packages page describes how to do this
- Get the latest installer package here.
- Once downloaded the installation process will automatically start.
Note: You can still develop scripts and plugins using a packaged installation. The main disadvantages compared to installing from source are that you won’t be able to modify core Adun classes (although you can add categories to them in plugins) or immediately access the newest features.
Installing from Source
Available Platforms: OSX 10.4-10.7 , Any recent linux distribution e.g. last three years (and probably older).
This is probably the way to go if you want to develop Adun.
To install from source follow these steps, choosing your platform where appropriate.
If you are impatient the following pages give quick source installation instructions:
However if these do not work for you check the detailed instructions for your platform listed above.
Note 1: The main differences in building Adun from source between linux distributions (both in terms of distribution version and type) will be in the ease of installing the requirements.
Note 2: The extra requirements and installation steps for building a parallel version of Adun on linux are described in the above steps where appropriate.
Once you have successfully installed the program see What’s Installed for a list of what you just put on your computer. Then head over to the Quickstart Guide to try it out. Also try installing and testing some plugins.