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After you get gro, read the installation guide.

Mac OS X

Date Release Description
Aug. 23, 2012 gro_mac_beta.4.dmg This version has an improved gui, reacting signals, more modifiable parameters, new examples, and the return of the command line. See the changelog below for more details. Note: gro needs to stay in the same directory as the examples and include folders that are included in the disk image.
Older gro_mac_beta.3.dmg

Windows 7

Date Release Description
Aug. 23, 2012 This version is (hopefully) the same as the mac version above, except compiled for Windows. Qt supposedly takes care of cross-compatability issues. Since the development team (i.e. Eric) uses a Mac to test everything, the Windows version might stil have some issues -- which you should please report if you find any.


You can use whatever editor is convenient for you to edit gro programs. For the Mac, you can use TextEdit, which should be in your Applications folder. If you have installed the developer tools on your Mac, then you might consider Dashcode. On Windows, you will likely need to install a good editor. In particular, Notepad will not work for editing .gro files, because it uses a Windows-specific encoding. A good choice for Windows is Notepad++, which you can install for free!

If you use emacs, you can add this gro mode to your .emacs file.

If you use Notepad++, Tyler Cloke, has made an xml definition file for gro. To use it, download the file to your computer, and then do View > User-Defined Dialog... > import > select gro.xml from Notepad++.


New in beta.4 (8/23/2012)

New in beta.3 (6/18/2012)

New in beta.2 (6/15/2012)

New in beta.1 (6/6/2012)

New in a.5 (5/10/2012)

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