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Note: The page describing changes to AAOGlimpse has links to most of the old versions, should you want to download an older version of the program. The versions for different platforms are not always in step - usually, the OS X version is released first, since OS X is used for most AAOGlimpse development. If you need a particular version for a given platform, contact ks at aao.gov.au.

AAOGlimpse is currently available as an executable program for OS X, Linux and Windows.

OS X


Two versions of AAOGlimpse are available here for OS X. Both should run on versions of OS X from 10.5 up. The difference between the two is that one includes the Qt shareable library files that are now needed by AAOGlimpse (and is around 38 MBytes), while the other does not include the Qt files (and so is much smaller, at about 3 MBytes).

If you already have the Qt libraries installed on your Mac, download AAOGlimpse without the Qt libraries. If you don't - or if you aren't sure if you have or not - download the larger version that includes the Qt libraries. In each case, what you download is a .dmg disk image. Double click on it and it mounts a directory that contains the AAOGlimpse executable, a test image (N6770.fits), a Readme file, and a python script called glimpse that can be used to send commands to AAOGlimpse from a Terminal command line.

Download AAOGlimpse 1.6 for OS X without the Qt libraries.

Download AAOGlimpse 1.6 for OS X with the Qt libraries.

The Qt libraries themselves can be downloaded from here. You want version 4.8.1 for OS X.

If you have any problems running the version without the Qt libraries, try the version with them. If even that doesn't run, contact ks at aao.gov.au. (The Readme file included with the program describes some potentially useful diagnostics.)

Linux


There is an AAOGLimpse executable linked for Linux now available. This has been linked on a fairly recent Ubuntu distribution, but has also been tested on a Fedora system. In principle, it should run on any Linux system with reasonably up to date libraries. Note that this needs the C and C++ runtime libraries, OpenGL, and the Qt libraries. Most Linux systems with have Qt installed, since it is used by KDE. You may need to install OpenGL - this should be available as a package for most Linux systems.

Note that this has been built on a 64-bit Linux system, and will not run on a 32-bit system.

Download AAOGlimpse 1.4 for Linux. 

This is a gzip'ed tar file, which contains the AAOGLimpse executable, two font files (which AAOGLimpse expects to find in the directory from which it is run), and example data file (N6770.fits), a Readme file, and a python script called glimpse that can be used to send commands to AAOGlimpse from a Terminal command line.

This is only the second time a version of AAOGlimpse linked for Linux has been distributed, and I'm not sure what sort of problems people might encounter with it. If you do have problems, please contact me: ks at aao.gov.au.  (An obvious initial diagnostic to try is to run the 'ldd' command on the AAOGlimpse executable - this should show up any missing shareable libraries.)

Windows


There is an AAOGlimpse executable linked for Windows now available. This has been linked on a Windows 7 system (actually, one running under Parallels on a Mac, but it has been tested on 'real' Windows machines, and appears to run on XP as well as Windows 7. This has been linked as a 32-bit executable, as at the moment I do not have a 64-bit compiler available.

Download AAOGlimpse 1.6 for Windows

The file is a .zip file, which will uncompress to reveal a single folder that contains an AAOGlimpse executable, together with an example data file (N6770.fits) and copies of the various dll files it needs. If you copy the executable, note that when the copy is run you may not pick up the proper dll files, so you should either copy all the files or run it from the released directory.

This is only the second time a version of AAOGlimpse linked for Windows has been distributed, and I'm not sure what sort of problems people might encounter with it. If you do have problems, please contact me: ks at aao.gov.au. (If you do have problems running it, this is quite likely to be connected with the dll files, and you may find that a program such as Dependency Walker for Win32 may help track down the problem.)