Development Builds

Nightly build installers are available for Linux and Mac OS and may be downloaded from LBL or Diamond. Builds for Microsoft Windows are not currently available, but will be added in the near future. For instructions on compiling from source or setting up a DIALS development environment, see Installation for Developers.

Mac installer (OS X 10.11) Mac installer (OS X 10.6) Linux installer Source installer


Mac graphical binary installers

We provide a graphical package installer for Mac users. Download the Mac OS X 10.11 or Mac OS X 10.6 installer and double click the .pkg file to start the graphical installer. Follow the instructions, which will install DIALS in the /Applications/ directory. To use DIALS, open a new terminal window and type, e.g.:

source /Applications/dials-dev20150903/

to setup the DIALS environment.

Mac and Linux binary installers

We provide binary tar.gz and tar.xz files for various Mac and Linux platforms, e.g. on Linux:

tar -xJf dials-linux-x86_64.tar.xz
cd dials-installer-dev

Or on Mac:

curl > dials-macosx.tar.gz
tar -xzf dials-macosx.tar.gz
cd dials-installer-dev

Then to install in the /usr/local directory (you may need to add a sudo before the command):


or to install in a specified directory:

./install --prefix=/path/to/installation/directory/

To use DIALS, open a new terminal window and type, e.g.:

source /path/to/installation/directory/dials-dev/

Windows binary installers

Unfortunately we don’t currently provide Windows binaries, although we do plan to add them in due course. For instructions on building DIALS from source, see Installing DIALS from SVN on Windows