Recently Installed Software

Linux Labs and Desktops

  • Google-Chrome yes, chrome is available on the CS system, however, there are a few hoops to jump through. For information and instructions on running google-chrome from within your CS account see: Chrome No, Chromium Yes.
  • emergent Neural Network Simulation System from http://grey.colorado.edu/emergent/index.php/Main_Page Note: this program does not like running on a remote display. Please do not use it on our remote access server.
  • Firefox 3.5.7 Shiretoko to use this version, enter the command firefox-3.5 as the default is still firefox-3.0.17.
  • Opera 10.10 Previous version was 9.64.
  • GATE 5.0 Previous version was the 5.0 beta. To use the new version you need to do the following 2 steps:
    1. Delete your user configuration file, do that with the command:
      rm ~/.gate.xml

    2. Run our in-house script to correct the paths in your mygate directory, do that with the command:

      gate-fix

    3. If you are still having problems, check Gate tips.
  • PLT 4.2.3 DrScheme Version 4.2.3 is now the system default. The previous version, 4.2.1 is still on the system in /usr/local/share/plt-4.2.1. DrScheme is part of PLT. The command drscheme will launch the current version of DrScheme. Menu launch will launch the current version. If you want the older version, you can call it by typing drscheme-last at a command line.
  • NLTK 0.9.8 Previous version was 0.9.7. This is a package for python 2.5. To use python 2.5, use the command python2.5 in place of python as 2.4 is still the system default.
  • LabVIEW in progress. I am not finished with the LabVIEW install, but you may notice it under /usr/local/lv86 so I wante d to let folks know that it is in progress. I would not advise using it yet. Let me finish getting all the pieces in place first.
  • psi installed. Nice Jabber client.
  • Gaim removed. It was upgraded and became... pidgin
  • Pidgin installed. Pidgin has replaced gaim. It should be more stable. If you had used gaim it will use the gaim configuration when you start it.
  • Wine removed. It was causing a few problems. If someone actually wants to use it I can put it back on. Let me know.
  • Ruby 1.9 Ruby had been on the system a few years back, now it’s back.
  • NLTK 0.9.7 Previous version was 0.9b2. This is a package for python 2.5. To use python 2.5, use the command python2.5 in place of python as 2.4 is still the system default.
  • WEKA 3.6.0 Previous version was 3.5.6. Documentation is in /usr/local/share/weka/weka-3-6-0/doc. Previous version is still on the system if you need it. Both weka and weka-chooser run 3.6.0.
  • PLT 4.1.4 Previous version 4.1.3 is still on the system in /usr/local/share/plt-4.1.3. DrScheme is part of PLT. The command drscheme will launch the current version of DrScheme. Menu launch will launch the current version. If you want an older version, you can call it by name by typing drscheme-4.1.3 or drscheme-4.1 at a command line.
  • Tools for pdf editing and on screen annotation
    • pdfedit Free (and open source) editor for manipulating PDF documents. GUI version + commandline interface. Scripting is used to a great extent in editor and almost anything can be scripted, it is possible to create own scripts or plugins.1) Pdfedit User Docs.
    • Xournal Home on sourceforge “Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus.” It also can import and export PDF and has some basic shape recognition.
    • scrot http://linuxbrit.co.uk/scrot/ CLI screen capture utility.
    • gromit Gromit (GRaphics Over MIscellaneous Things) is a small tool to make annotations on the screen.”
    • dia Dia - a GTK+ based diagram creation program
  • DrJava stable 2008/08/28 release We upgraded from the January release to the Aug. release. The new release is what you get if you type drjava at a command prompt or if you use the menues. If you want to run the previous version, issue the command drjava –prev or drjava -p at the command prompt.
  • Netbeans 6.5 We upgraded from version 6.1 Netbeans 6.5 is what you get if you select netbeans from the menus or type netbeans at a command prompt.
  • jdk 1.6.0_07 This is the current stable release of java 1.6. While this version is not the system default it is available for use. you can set it for yourself or select it in your application. It lives in /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.0_07/
  • Allegro CL version 8.1 Version 7.x is still on the system but no is longer being patched or updated. Version 8.1 is what you now get with the command aclemacs and is what is linked to /usr/local/alc
  • vym View Your Mind mind mapping software.
  • avr RISC microcontroler tools Tools for creating programs for AVR microcontrolers have been installed including avr-gcc the gcc cross compiler for avr, avrdude for talking to the programmer and various libraries and utilities. We also have the avrusb500smd programmer for Amtel AVR from tuxgraphics.

Lab Macs

  • Maya 2010 lab macs now running Maya 2010 (32bit)
  • osX 10.6 lab macs now upgraded to Snow Leopard
sysnews/recently_installed_software.txt · Last modified: 2010/08/31 16:47 by priestdo
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