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Download and Installation for SICStus 4
PrerequisitesIn order to download and install the binary distributions, you need the following:
InstallationBefore installing anything, read the Release Notes. They contain important information regarding certain platforms, limitations, etc. The online version of the Release Notes might contain important information added since the binary distributions were built. Also, make sure you have your license information (download password, decryption key, license-code, site-name, and expiration date) handy.
When you are done installing, consult the release notes and user's manual for documentation. If you are migrating code from release 3, the following sections may be useful: What Is New In Release 4 and Guide to Porting Code from Release 3
UNIXFollow these steps:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8Follow these steps.
Pre-Built Binary DistributionIf a C compiler is not available, you can install SICStus from a "pre-built installation". Pre-built installations are available for Mac OS X, SPARC Solaris, and Linux. Pre-built installation is the default on Mac OS X. Pre-built installation is not recommended on Linux and Solaris, instead you should ensure that a C compiler is available. This is particularly important if you intend to build executables or foreign resources, using the tools
Download Latest VersionEach binary distribution is available as a single file (gzipped tar-file for UNIX platforms and a self-extracting executable for Windows platforms). The latest versions are available by clicking on the links below. Note that the gzipped tar-files have the suffix
See also here for a table of links for downloading optional third-party software, which is a prerequisite for certain modules and should be installed before installing SICStus Prolog.
For 64 bit platforms, two download links are provided, since a 32-bit distribution will run on both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware. However, the default word size can be 32 bits even on a 64 bit platform. When two download links are given, the first one is the choice that matches the default word size.
For Windows, which distribution to choose depends on the version of Visual Studio that is installed on your PC. This only matters of you plan to build stand-alone executables or write foreign code. The first Windows row corresponds to Visual Studio 2010 SP1 a.k.a. VS10. The second Windows row corresponds to Visual Studio 2008 SP1 a.k.a. VS9. The third Windows row corresponds to Visual Studio 2005 SP1 a.k.a. VS8. The three distributions can coexist on the same machine and they take identical license codes.