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When you click the download link of SourceForge, you might be asked which mirror site you want to download from.

Source tarball

The package is tar+gzipped. Unzip and untar it, then configure+make. See INSTALL in the top directory for detail instructions.

    % gzcat Gauche-0.9.5.tgz | tar xf -
    % cd Gauche-0.9.5
    % ./configure
    % make
    % make install

`make check' runs some self tests.

If you have installed a previous version of Gauche, "gauche-config --reconfigure" shows the configure command line you have used for the version. You can use it as is if you want to update Gauche with the same configuration option.

    % gauche-config --reconfigure | sh
    % make
    % make install

Once you succeed, you'll find an interpreter named "gosh" under src. In order to try the interpreter without installing it, go down to "src" and run gosh with -ftest option.

    % cd src
    % ./gosh -ftest
    gosh> (sqrt -5)
    gosh> (map (lambda (n)
                 (rxmatch-substring (rxmatch #/(\d+)\D+(\d+)\D+(\d+)/ "(123)456-7890") n))
               '(1 2 3))
    '("123" "456" "7890")

Windows Binary Installer

This is an installer of pre-compiled MinGW version Gauche on Windows. Gauche-gl is also included. There are some differences in supported system functions on Windows; see the reference manual for the details.

After installation, you will find some example scripts in c:\Program Files\Gauche\examples\ (if you installed to the default location).

It is such a pain to use REPL on Windows Console, so we strongly recommend you to run gosh on Emacsen (See WindowsConsole for more information).

Git repository

The source tree of Gauche is managed in a Git repository at github.com. You can obtain the bleeding edge version by the following command:

git clone git://github.com/shirok/Gauche.git
Alternatively, you can browse the source tree on your browser.

To compile from the Git snapshot, check out the HACKING file in the top directory.