The current distribution of the Chipmunk tools was released October 21, 2011. It compiles and runs on Mac OS X Lion (gcc 4.2.1) and on contemporary Linux distributions (tested on Red Hat Linux, 2.6.35 kernel, gcc 4.5.1), using the -m32 memory model. New to this release is the ability to change the default fonts, via compile-time options and via .Xresources. Thanks to Michael Godfrey and Peter Welsh for contributions to this release.
In addition to Linux and OS X, the Chipmunk tools run on a wide variety of platforms. Exact software requirements vary by platform, but for most machines an ANSI c compiler (most typically GCC), X11 (R4, R5, or R6), and an HTML browser are the only requirements.
The most current version of the documentation is accessible directly at the World-Wide Web sites that distribute the Chipmunk tools. You can browse the manual without downloading the Web tree.
The Chipmunk distribution is offered with the GNU license. In essence, GNU-licensed software is freely redistributable, but if you make changes to the source code, and wish to distribute your changes, you must also distribute the source code of your modified version, and your modified source must also be freely redistributable. Check the license agreement included with each Chipmunk tool for more information.
The Chipmunk tools are available in source form, as a set of tar files, compressed with the GNU gzip program. Practically all users of the Chipmunk tools will need to get the following two files. Click on the header name to FTP the tar file.
The following files contain the distribution for specific Chipmunk tools and toolkits. Click on the header name to FTP the tar file for the tool.
In addition to the four major Chipmunk tools, there are several supplementary tools in the Chipmunk distribution. Press here for more information about the supplementary tools. To retrieve tools from the supplementary toolkit, click on the head names below:
A collection of examples for using all the Chipmunk tools for chip design is also available. Press here to retrieve this example collection.
Once you have retrieved all the necessary files for your site, you can starting reading the compilation instructions for the Chipmunk system.