GF 3.7.1 was released on 2 October 2015.
What's new? See the Release notes.
|Platform||Download||Features||How to install|
|Mac OS X||gf-3.7.1.pkg||GF+S+C||Double-click on the package icon (*)|
|Mac OS X||gf-3.7.1-bin-intel-mac.tar.gz||GF+S+C+P||
Features: GF = GF shell and grammar compiler and the Resource Grammar Library,
gf -server mode, C = C run-time system, P = Python binding to the C run-time system
The Windows package is installed by just unpacking it anywhere.
You will probably need to set the
variables, see Inari's notes on
Installing GF on Windows.
.deb packages work on Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 and 15.04.
The packages for Mac OS X should work on at least 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11 (Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan).
(*) Note that for compatibility with OS X 10.11,
gf-3.7.1.pkg will install the
gf executable in
/usr/bin, so make sure
/usr/local/bin is in your
Also, if you still have an older version of GF installed in
remove it and/or make sure
/usr/local/bin comes before
$PATH so you don't accidentally run the old version.
The Mac OS and Linux
.tar.gz packages are designed to be installed in
You can install them in other locations, but then you need to set the
GF_LIB_PATH environment variable:
/usr/local should be replaced with the path to the location where you
unpacked the package.
GF is on Hackage, so under normal circumstances the prodedure is fairly simple:
cabal install gf
You can also download the full source package from here:
The above steps installs GF for a single user.
The executables are put in
(or, with recent versions of the Haskell platform on Mac OS X,
$HOME/Library/Haskell/bin), so it is a good
idea to put a line in your
to add that directory to you path:
on Linux depends on some non-Haskell libraries that
won't be installed automatically by cabal, and therefore need to be installed
manually. Here is one way to do this:
sudo apt-get install libghc-haskeline-dev
sudo yum install ghc-haskeline-devel
Note 2. We recommend using GHC 7.8 (which is part of the Haskell Platform 2014.2.0.0) or GHC 7.6 (which is part of the Haskell Platform 2013.2.0.0). Using GHC 7.10.2 or GHC 7.4 (Haskell Platform 2012.4.0.0) should work too.
There seems to be a bug in some versions of Cabal that can cause
Distribution/Simple/PackageIndex.hs:124:8-13: Assertion failed
if the same version of GF is
already installed. If you encounter this, you can use
ghc-pkg unregister gf
to remove the installed version of GF and
ghc-pkg list gf to verify that
it is gone.
The first time:
darcs get --lazy http://www.grammaticalframework.org/ GF cd GF cabal install
cd GF darcs pull -a cabal install
Alternatively, you can get the code from the GF GitHub mirror, which is updated nightly.
The above notes for installing from source apply also in these cases. For more info on working with the GF source code, see the GF Developers Guide.