Installation script

Setting up a system for development with any new framework can be a tedious process. We have automated all the steps so you don't have to worry about them.

Our new script will download any needed libraries, zips, and config files—but only those you are missing! It will detect the things you have and just fill the blanks. This means you can also use it to complete an installation, to resume it if it fails, or to restore if you butch it.

There are versions of our script for OSX and Linux (Debian-derived, such as Ubuntu). No Windows version is available for the moment. If you are using Windows, please follow the standard instructions.

You will need to run the script as a sudo-enabled user. This is default in OSX and Ubuntu, so do not worry about it (just enter your password when asked). Consult your system administrator if you need help for Debian.

The script defaults to installing and setting up the Sublime Text editor, but it will ask you first so you have the choice of installing Emacs or creating config files for Lispworks if you so desire.

Here is how it works:

  1. Download the appropriate script: OSX version or Linux version. We'll assume you place it in your ~/Downloads folder
  2. Open a terminal
  3. cd ~/Downloads (or wherever you placed the script)
  4. chmod +x
  5. ./
  6. Follow the instructions on screen, they will tell you everything you know! You might have to enter your password for some changes, and in some situations a reboot might be needed. Just rerun the script afterwards and it will pick up where it left.

Wasn't that easy? You can be working with Babel in minutes.

Do not hesitate to contact the Babel team if you run into any trouble. your feedback is appreciated!