Welcome to the
The sources for andrew-8.0
are now available (and in
form). However, they have not
been completely tested. We recommend you continue to use 7.5.
What is Andrew?
The Andrew User Interface System (Andrew)is a leading
graphical user interface system
meeting these often-requested needs:
Andrew offers an extensible compound document
architecture which can create and combine just about anything,
from text to pictures to graphs to spreadsheets to figures, into a
single document on your computer screen. The system was aptly presented
in a series of articles published in the Linux Journal during
1994. Read through them to familiarize yourself with Andrew.
Alternatively, view the system by taking a look at Screen Images of the Software along with a
description of how it works (much abbreviated alternative to reading
through the documents above).
- word processor
- html editor
- program editor
- drawing editor
- directory browser
- help browser
- mail / bulletin board manager
- application builder
- scripting language
illustrious co-founder of Carnegie
Will Andrew work on my machine?
Andrew has been compiled and used successfully on many Platforms. It probably runs on your machine.
Take a look!
Where will I find the source code?
The source code for our most recent public release, Andrew6.3, is free
and available via ftp files. Follow this link to Download the Source Code.
Browse through the Andrew6.3 Source Tree by
What about ready-to-install binaries?We also distribute free,
ready-to-install Andrew executables. The binaries are available for the
- IBM RiscSystem/6000
- Sun SparcStation
- Sun Solaris
Follow this link to download the executables for:
Where will I find the Andrew FTP archive?
Archive is available to you via the Andrew Consortium's ftp archive
at Carnegie Mellon University. Besides the source tree, it contains all
of the information written about Andrew since its inception. In this
archive, you will find technical papers, newsletters to our membership
and users, patches, announcements about changes to the system, plus all
of items mentioned on this home page.
- The README offers you a contents listing of the entire
- Note that files with an .ez suffix are in
Andrew-formatted text; they will show distracting formatting codes
unless you have already installed Andrew software. In many cases, text
is also available in ASCII format.
What other items might I download?
Bison A2.6 has been superseded by the
Free Software Foundation's
version of Bison:
include useful alternate parsers written in both C and C++.
If you are running Andrew 5.1, you may want to download the "Unknown" Inset. This will allow
you to safely view documents or mail which contain insets and features
from later versions. Follow the link for more information.
Is there an FAQ file on Andrew?
Yes, the Andrew Frequently Asked Questions volume or FAQ is also
available in the Andrew archives. It is a long text file (about 60K),
but by using Andrew's ez editor to search it, you will find the
answers to your questions in no time.
Have scholarly papers been published about Andrew?
A number of papers have been written about the Andrew User Interface
System at various times during its development. The majority of these
are authored by the programmers who created Andrew or by experienced
users who submitted their work at annual Andrew Technical Conferences.
Scan through the Papers Archive for
the finer details of Andrew and its evolution.
How is Andrew funded?
Only through the generosity of Andrew Consortium members does the Andrew
User Interface System continue to be made available to the general
public --- free of charge.
Become an Andrew Consortium Member and
join the many companies, institutions and individuals who support the
system. The Consortium also has staff at Carnegie Mellon who maintain
Andrew for your use and improve it whenever possible. Join up and gain
early access to the latest system developments (like "members
only" source code for Andrew7 in C++). What's more, by becoming a
member you can influence the future of the system by guiding its
Get to know the Andrew Consortium Staff by
What else can you tell me about Andrew?
All kinds of general information about Andrew and the Andrew Consortium
is available on the web. Our most comprehensive document is Facts on File which will give you an overview
of the system and our organization. Specific portions of this document
can be found below. If you have additional questions about Andrew,
Our "official survey period" has ended, but we solicit
ideas all year round. Please help us to improve Andrew and the Andrew
Consortium by completing the
For further information, send mail to our electronic bboard:
is the patron Saint of Scotland.
Take a current look at the
at St. Andrews golf course.
sells the Andrew File System and successor file systems.
is a global designer, manufacturer, and supplier of
communications equipment, services, and systems.
Here's a picture of hurricane Andrew (1992).
If hungry, write to
Andrew & Alans Bakery and Chocolate Factory
Unrelated web pages are available for
This page is maintained by Fred Hansen