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Getting Chandler

This software is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries (currently Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria) or to persons or entities prohibited from receiving U.S. exports (including Denied Parties, Specially Designated Nationals, and entities on the Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List or involved with missile technology or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons).

You have a few choices when deciding what to download, depending on what you plan on doing with Chandler, and whether you want a version built from the absolute newest code or one that has gone through testing by people.

See ReportingBugs? for info on how to submit bugs.

Compatibility Notes

  • Our Linux binaries are built on a Ubuntu (v6.06 LTS, aka Dapper) machine. They are unlikely to run anywhere else. To build Chandler yourself, see BuildingChandler?.
  • The OS X binaries have been tested on Panther (10.3) and Tiger (10.4) and are available for both PPC and Intel.
  • The Windows binaries have only been tested on XP.
  • Building on Windows requires the cygwin environment. We have a minimum environment available for installation, see this note.?


The official releases of Chandler by OSAF have gone through most testing and are the most stable versions of Chandler you can download.

The latest Chandler release is .
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 2000/XP

End-User Milestones

If you want to run the latest -- probably unstable -- version Chandler, the easiest way is to download an "end-user" milestone distribution. This has everything you need; just download, unpack, and run.

For the most recent end-user version of Chandler () which has gone through some testing, please choose your platform:

  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 2000/XP

Developer Milestones

If you are a parcel (Chandler extension) developer, you can use a "developer" distribution. This is structured like the end-user distribution but instead contains debug versions of the Python interpreter and modules. Debugging features include:

  • Python assertions are processed
  • _ _ debug _ _ is set to True
  • A list of memory leaks is displayed upon exit
  • Parcels may be loaded from your own directory (see ParcelLoading)
  • You can attach the Wing IDE debugger (see DebuggingChandler)

For the most recent developer version of Chandler () which has gone through some testing, please choose your platform:

  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 2000/XP

Continuous Builds

For the absolute latest developer version of Chandler, built automatically as soon as the source code has changed but not yet tested by people, please choose your platform from the list below.

  • Linux (built PDT)
  • Mac OS X (built PDT)
  • Windows 2000/XP (built PDT)

Contributed Builds

Volunteers may build Chandler on platforms not covered by OSAF or with non-standard settings. You can find them at ContributedBuilds.


The Chandler sources are now in Subversion, and the old CVS repository has been made read-only. For more information, see SubversionGuidelines.

Read-only access:

  • Only chandler directory: svn checkout http://svn.osafoundation.org/chandler/trunk/chandler chandler
  • Full Chandler: svn checkout http://svn.osafoundation.org/chandler/trunk chandler

Read-Write access:

  • Only chandler directory: svn checkout svn+ssh://svn.osafoundation.org/svn/chandler/trunk/chandler chandler
  • Full Chandler: svn checkout svn+ssh://svn.osafoundation.org/svn/chandler/trunk chandler

Running Chandler from Source

See RunningChandlerFromSourceReleases?.

Building Chandler

You probably don't need to build Chandler, but if you have to, see BuildingChandler?.

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