Distroverse is a project intended to develop a distributed virtual reality system, with a roughly web-like protocol and a browser that uses it.
The instructions below take some liberties assuming you are on a Unixy system (I use OS X mostly) at a shell prompt, have a ~/bin directory in your path, and have a ~/src directory where you put source code, whether your own or other people's.
The only prerequisites to building Distroverse are: Java, Leiningen, git, and the Distroverse codebase itself. You don't need to install Clojure or any libraries yourself; Leiningen takes care of it all for you. As far as I've been able to tell, you don't need the JDK—only the JRE.
First, make sure you have java installed. 1.6 is good:
$ java -version java version "1.6.0_20" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_20-b02-279-10M3065) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 16.3-b01-279, mixed mode)
Install Leiningen if you don't already have it:
$ wget -nv http://github.com/technomancy/leiningen/raw/stable/bin/lein 2010-07-05 16:32:34 URL:http://..../lein [4061/4061] -> "lein"  $ mv lein ~/bin $ lein self-install Downloading Leiningen now... % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 8076k 100 8076k 0 0 963k 0 0:00:08 0:00:08 --:--:-- 1040k
Get git if you don't have it (on a Mac with
sudo port install git works nicely), and then get Distroverse:
$ cd ~/src $ git clone git://github.com/dreish/distroverse.git $ cd distroverse
$ lein deps [various download messages omitted; grab a beverage, there are a lot of them] $ lein native-deps [just a few more download messages] $ lein uberjar
$ java -jar distroverse-standalone.jar
The only usage right now is to add code until distroverse actually does something.
Copyright (C) 2007-2010 Dan Reish
Distroverse is distributed under the Eclipse Public License, just like Clojure. You can find various GPL'd and LGPL'd files in the earlier incarnation of the project in git, and that code may still, of course, be distributed under those licenses. If you need me to relicense some of the older code under the EPL, send me an email at email@example.com.