Project ID: 12126


SAOImage DS9 is composed of approximately 20 open sourcepackages, all of which are distributed under their own open source license agreements, usually GPL, LGPL, or BSD. In addition, several open source packages have been developed here at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA, USA and are distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. As long as you continue to adhere to the provisions of the licenses, you are free to distribute SAOImage DS9 along with your software.

DS9 is a Tcl/Tk application. The GUI is implemented as a very thin layer of Tk. A number of Tk Canvas widgets in C++ were created to support all the functionality needed. Basically, all the real work is done in C++. DS9 inherited TNG's support of regions, XPA, external analysis support, and the general GUI. However, all the visualization techniques come directly from SAOImage.

The current version of DS9 is composed of the Tk widgets created along with support from about 20 other open source products (including Tcl/Tk, AST, BLT, HCompress, HTMLWidget, plio, rics, tcllib, tclxml, tkcon, tkimg, tktable, wcssubs, xmlrpc, XPA, zip, zlib, and zvfs). The distributed binaries consist of a self-contained self-extracting archive and application, which provides an independent Tcl/Tk environment without installation.

Installation Instructions

Warning: This is not an official repository (I am not aware of any). I packaged this application for my own purpose and you are free to use it. Please contact me if you encounter any errors regarding packaging.

Active Releases

The following unofficial repositories are provided as-is by owner of this project. Contact the owner directly for bugs or issues (IE: not bugzilla).

Release Architectures Repo Download
EPEL 6 i386 (4)*, x86_64 (2)* EPEL 6 (99 downloads)
EPEL 7 x86_64 (2)* EPEL 7 (98 downloads)

* Total number of packages downloaded in the last seven days.