Tony Fisher's Freely Available Software


There's much more where this came from. More will be available here soon! In the mean time, if there is no link here to a package you want, please send me email and I'll be happy to parcel it up for you and put it in our ftp directory.

List of Packages

Linguistics / Formal Language Theory

Navigation / Cartography / Geodesy

Digital Signal Processing / Modems / Fax / Telephones / Audio

Miscellaneous


Instructions for Browsing or Down-Loading

Click on a link. If it's a plain file, the file will be displayed in your borwser window. If it's a directory, a directory listing will be displayed.

In the latter case, there will be a big bold link at the top:

Download this directory

If you click on this link, a script will be run in our server which packages up and (optionally) compresses the software and squirts it down the line to you. You will be asked what format you want. If you don't know, I sugges pkzip (if you're using a PC) or gzipped tar (if you're runnng Unix).

Finally, your browser will prompt you for a filename (on your local system) and will store the package in that file.

Instructions for Uncompressing and Unpacking

Uncompressed tar:

Save the results locally in a file called (e.g.) temp.tar. Unpack by
    tar xf temp.tar
This will create a new directory below your current directory, containing the software.

Gnu zipped tar:

Save the results locally in a file called (e.g.) temp.tar.gz. Uncompress and unpack by
    gunzip temp.tar.gz
    tar xf temp.tar
This will create a new directory below your current directory, containing the software.

Compressed tar:

Save the results locally in a file called (e.g.) temp.tar.Z. Uncompress and unpack by
    uncompress temp.tar.Z
    tar xf temp.tar
This will create a new directory below your current directory, containing the software.

Zip:

Save the results locally in a file called (e.g.) temp.zip. Uncompress and unzip by
    unzip temp.zip
This will create a new directory below your current directory, containing the software.

In case of difficulty, don't suffer in silence - email me.

Technical Note

This directory implements ``Publishing on Demand'' for software packages. All packages are held as zip files, which are unzipped by the server whenever you request a package or a file within a package. Similarly, when you click on a ``download'' link, the server zips (or tars, compresses, gzips, etc) the file for you.

The zip files are updated from their respective master directories each night in the wee small hours. The master directories are on a separate machine and are not visible to the server, for security reasons.

All this happens transparently to the user. You just click on a link as usual. The system has been thoroughly tested, but on only a small range of browsers. If you have any problems whatsoever, please let me know and I shall try to sort them out.


Tony Fisher / fisher@minster.york.ac.uk