To download a copy of MDSplus click on the "Downloads" link on the left. You will be asked to fill out a short form which will help us keep track of how MDSplus is being used. Currently you will need to go through this process for each package that you wish to download. For the linux platform we have included OpenMotif kits which the MDSplus Motif applications are linked against. You may need to use the --force option of rpm to install the OpenMotif kit if you already have another OpenMotif kit installed.
If you want to install the Globus enabled kits then you also need to install the Globus libraries compatible with these kits. For additional instruction on installing the Globus enabled kits you should visit the PPPL TRANSP pages which have been created as part of the National Fusion Collaboratory project.
The MDSplus user community has also developed some MDSplus extensions which may be generally useful to other MDSplus users. As the number of these extensions grow we hope to provide a mechanism for users to advertise their packages and provide instructions for downloading, installing and using them. For now we will add url links on the "Shared Apps" page. If you have an application, utility, language interface or any other useful tool that you would like to share with the MDSplus user community and can provide a url to your tool please send an email to [email@example.com| firstname.lastname@example.org].
Building from sources
If you are interested in attempting to build MDSplus from the sources we recommend using one of the "Source Only" distributions on the Downloads page.
# cvs -d :pserver:MDSguest@www.mdsplus.org:/mdsplus/repos login CVS password: MDSguest # cvs -d :pserver:MDSguest@www.mdsplus.org:/mdsplus/repos checkout mdsplus
Note: Building from the head of the cvs repository may lead to unpredictable results. It should be safer to select a release version using the appropriate cvs tags.