Downloading Desert Binaries

In the past we have only distributed sources for our various environments and then provided help in getting the Makefiles, etc. to work.  Because Desert is a bit more complex (i.e. system dependencies), we are going to try something new and put out a binary distribution.

In order to install the Desert environment on your machine you will have to have the following installed:

The system requirements are:


Digital Alpha (not yet available):

SGI (not yet available)

Download Solaris Binarys (23+ Meg so be patient)

If you have questions or problems, send email to Steve Reiss at

Or go back to the Desert home page.