1 Introduction

This document explains the standard way in which ADAM applications packages are set up to run on Starlink machines. It covers the systems permitting use of the applications direct from the Unix shell and from the Interactive Command Language (ICL).

Changes in this version of the document are listed in Section 6.

When a new package is being developed, the way in which it will fit into the scheme should be discussed with the Starlink Software Librarian and the Head of Applications. KAPPA provides a good example of how things are done and may be used as a template. Deviations from the scheme will be permitted but compliance with it will ease the task of setting up and maintaining the package.

In this document package means ‘the name of the package (in upper case for environment variables)’.