ArahWeave 5.3q DEMO ©2011, Arahne, d.o.o.
Do not be scared away by this page! It is not complicated to install ArahWeave, we just want to
cover everything step by step, so even complete beginners to Linux can install it.
ArahWeave is one of the few Linux programs
which can be installed by any user, with a single mouse click, no questions asked.
ArahWeave is one of the few Linux programs which can be installed by any user, with a single mouse click, no questions asked.
Linux installation is now as easy as Windows, so it should not be a problem. If you still run into trouble, contact your Linux vendor.
As most people hate reading long instructions - we will immediately jump to quick instructions to install ArahWeave. Then, if you have difficulties, you can still scroll to the bottom of the page, to figure out what and why went wrong...
First, you need to have a relatively new version of Linux to run the demo. If your Linux is less than 2 years old, you
should be OK. For example OpenSUSE 10.1, 10.2 10.3 11.0, 11.1, 11.2 are all OK. If your Linux is older than that, do
yourself a favor and upgrade. Linux has made big progress in the mean time; it is like going from Windows XP to Vista.
We have also tested the program on Kubuntu 7.10, 8.04, 9.04, 9.10, 10.4 and it works OK.
You do not need any special permissions or passwords to install ArahWeave DEMO, everything will be installed in your home directory. You only need to download two files:
It is a good idea to start by selecting your language in Files->Save setup of ArahWeave. For Chinese or Thai, you need to have the proper fonts installed, or text won't show up correctly.
Try loading some of the demo fabrics, and switch View modes and Zoom levels. This should give you an initial idea about program speed and quality of simulation. Don't be afraid to try the Browse in the Files menu. You can graphically browse fabrics, images and weaves, in all supported formats. Now if this makes you interested, as we hope it will, you can start looking at our tutorials on our web page. They have been designed so that you can both appreciate program's capabilities, as well as reproduce them on your own. In some cases, we also provide files for the exercise.
You can download the manuals in PDF format
We do not include manuals in the demo distribution, to reduce file download size.
Try Kubuntu, and programs will work. If you wish to stay with your current Linux distribution, do
sudo apt-get install kdelibs
sudo apt-get install mtools
First command will install the necessary Qt library, which we use for the ArahPaint4 program. The second command will install tools to add support for writing and reading from floppies.
You are a lucky owner of GretagMacbeth Spectrolino, and you want to test measurements with ArahWeave, you must
give read/write permissions to serial port (do this as root):
chmod a+rw /dev/ttyS0
chmod a+rw /dev/ttyS1
Note that you must click on a color or yarn prior to starting the measurements, so that you select the destination of measurement.
rm -rf ~/arahne
Please check http://www.arahne.si We will update these instructions with installation tips based on problems encountered by our customers and adventurous installers like yourself. We are quite busy with commercial clients, and can not guarantee quick response for the free demo installation problems. Thank you for your understanding.
Arahne development team