DAWN 2.3.1

DAWN can be downloaded using the links below. To install:

  1. Choose the correct link for your operating system
  2. On Linux, extract the zip to where you would like to install Dawn; on Windows, run the Windows installer; on Mac, make sure Java8 is installed (full JDK) and extract the zip file.
  3. Once extracted Dawn can be started with the ‘dawn’ executable (Linux: dawn.sh; Windows: dawn.exe; Mac: dawn.app).

The MacOs executable can only be downloaded inside of the Diamond Light Source network: the external link will soon be available.

If you are at Diamond Light Source this link is faster

Older DAWN versions available here.

This version of DAWN is the “full” DAWN workbench, which comes with perspectives and bundles used at Diamond Light Source.

To find the DAWN version you are currently using, go to Help->About DAWN Science->Installation Details

Supported Operating Systems
  Platform Support Details
Linux RHEL 6 Supported (Diamond)
  RHEL 5 Being phased out end 2013. Known issues but still runs.
  Debian Not officially supported but should work
  Others (inc. Ubuntu) Not officially supported but used as development and testing platforms.
Windows Windows 10 Supported (Diamond)
  Windows 8 Not officially supported
  Windows 7 Supported (Diamond)
  Windows XP Not Supported
  Other Not supported (Windows 98/ME/NT known not to work, Vista normally is ok)
macOS 10.8 to 10.12 Beta version available. Would like to officially support eventually.