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Crusta Installation Instructions From Binary Packages

This page is currently under construction. It will provide bare-bones instructions for testers of the early binary releases of Crusta.

For the lastest and greatest, you can also install crusta from source.



Crusta depends on the Vrui software framework. Version 2.1 is required. Please see installation instructions on the Vrui page


Your package manager should handle all the dependencies automatically, except for the vrui package (see above) that you must install manually.

Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X — Snow Leopard (10.6) or later required
  • XQuartz — there are some issues with the default Xserver please install the latest XQuartz from here (under “X11 Package”)

Download Crusta binary

Version 1.0.0

Install Crusta

Open the downloaded installation package:

  • Linux — Follow the onscreen instructions. At the end of the process you should be able to run 'crusta' and the data pre-processor 'construo' from the terminal prompt.
  • Mac OS X — Simply drag the 'Crusta' and 'Construo' application bundles to a folder of your choice.
    • note: files produced by the applications will be saved to that folder.

Please see "Use Crusta" for detailed instructions on how to operate the visualization and "Use Construo" for the data processing application.