DAWN can be downloaded using the links below. To install:
- Choose the correct link for your operating system
- 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.
- 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
|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.|