The programs described here work under various operating systems. They have been tested under three main classes of sytems: We refer to them as Windows, Macintosh and UNIX.
When we refer to ``Windows'' binaries, we mean programs that are compiled to run under the Microsoft Windows operating system with 32 bit support. These binaries should run under Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. They can be run either by double clicking their icons in a filesystem navigation application, or run in a command window by typing their command names. Binaries for 16-bit Windows systems (Windows 3.1 and 3.11) are available in an older version of QTL Cartographer. The last version for 16-bit Windows was 1.12f.
Macintosh binaries come in two flavors: Those that are compiled for the ``Carbon'' libraries and those that aren't. If you have Macintosh OS X or higher, you should be able to use the carbonized binaries. Version 1.13g is the last version that had binaries for the older 68k Macintoshes (that is, the pre-PowerPC Macintoshes). Beginning with Macintosh OS X you have the option of compiling the programs for use in the UNIX environment.
UNIX command line programs need to be compiled from the source code. There may be some quirks about your local compiler that will require some editing of the Makefile: See the INSTALL file in the source code distribution for more information.