There are at least four possible ways to install and set up Algernon. Choose the appropriate method for your operating system and how you prefer to install applications.
OS X (App Store)
There is a user-friendly launcher application available for OS X. Just install the Algernon tray launcher from App Store. Drag a shortcut from Programs to the Dock if you wish to have a quick way to start Algernon later on.
OS X (Homebrew)
Install Homebrew if needed, from http://brew.sh/, then run:
brew install algernon
Download this zip file and extract it to
C:\Program Files\Algernon\. Add the directory to the system
PATH for easy execution from the Command Prompt or PowerShell.
algernon --version should output
Algernon followed by the current version number.
Arch Linux (AUR)
algernon package with your favorite AUR-helper.
go get on OS X or Linux
go and make sure that
$GOPATH is set to for instance
$GOPATH/bin to your
go is properly set up, you can install Algernon as a user with just:
go get github.com/xyproto/algernon
If you wish to install
algernon system-wide after having downloaded and built it with
go get, this command should do the trick:
sudo install -Dm755 "$GOPATH/bin/algernon" /usr/bin/algernon
Confirming that Algernon is installed
If you installed Algernon from App Store, just launch the application from the Dock. A status icon should appear in the menu line at the top.
If you use the command line,
algernon --versionshould output
Algernonfollowed by the current version number.