The distribution packages for McStas may be downloaded via http://downloads.mcstas.org
You may furhter install either Intel C (commercial product) or the
version of gcc available from http://hpc.sourceforge.net, as
they both work much better than the Apple-provided llvm and llvm-gcc compilers.
On MacOSX 10.8 and above (Mountain Lion, Mavericks), also install XQuartz (X11).
Important: If you want to keep your McStas 1.x alongside McStas 2.2a, please use our migration script BEFORE installing McStas 2.2a. If you want to keep your McStas 2.0 alongside McStas 2.2a, please use our migration script BEFORE installing McStas 2.2a.
Afterwards, unzip your downloaded McStas metapackage corresponding to your version of Mac OS X - we currently provide packages for 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Maverics and 10.10 Yosemite - and run it.
If you experience problems installing our standard tgz package, it may be down to corruption during unarchiving of the tgz. In that case, please try the correspoding ZIP package instead.
Apart from the dependencies mentioned above, the defaults of the installation bundle includes everything you need for a base installation of McStas, namely
License agreement (GPL):
Selection of packages to install. We recommend the default, which
is to install McStas with our "classic" Perl tools. See below
instructions to install the Python-dependencies
Before commencing install:
You will further be prompted to give your password for installation.
To also enable the optional Python based tools,
including our new mcgui-py you have to installf:
Please report any trouble in using these instructions to email@example.com.Last modified: Fri Apr 8 14:34:31 CEST 2016