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Official Release

Official releases are available in a source tarball and can be obtained from the Agave download area. To build the application, you'll need to run ./configure and then make. After it's compiled, type sudo make install to install the application. After it's installed you can run the application by issuing the command agave or selecting the GNOME menu item Applications > Graphics > Agave. The latest release is 0.4.4, released Janurary 14, 2008 and is available in the following formats:

Other Download Options

Binary Packages

This is by far the easiest way to install Agave, but it may not be available for your operating system or distribution, or packages might not yet be available for the latest version (note that for those that don't provide the latest version, the application packages may still be known by the old name of "GNOME Colorscheme"). As of now, I know of packages for the following platforms:

Development Code

In the past, Agave was developed using the subversion source control program. I've recently switched to using git. If you try to check out the code from the subversion repository, you'll get a very old version of the code. See the development page for information on working with git.

Required Software

To build or run Agave, you must have some software libraries installed first. If you've downloaded a binary package, you probably don't need to worry about any of this -- the package manager should take care of all of the dependencies by itself. However, if you want to build Agave from source, you'll need to have the following dependencies installed:

It has been known to run on Linux (x86 and amd64) and FreeBSD, and there has been some success running it on Microsoft Windows as well (by compiling without the optional libgnomeui and gconfmm dependencies). If you're interested in getting it to work on another platform, please join the mailing list and I'll try to provide any help I can.