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GMOD is a large project with many components and this page aims to give you some pointers on where you can start.
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== Useful Pages ==
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* [[GMOD_for_the_Biologist|GMOD for the Biologist]] is a broad introduction, aimed at biologists.  This is an excellent place to start.
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* [[GMOD Components]] is a complete list of the components in GMOD.  This list can appear daunting, but it gives you a good idea of what sorts of things are available from GMOD.
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** If you already know the specific component you want to use (''e.g.'' [[GBrowse]], [[Apollo]], [[CMap]], ...) you can type the component name in the search box and go directly to the page for that component.
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* [[ParameciumDB]] describes how ParameciumDB implemented GMOD at their web site.
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* [[Chado_-_Getting_Started|Getting Started with Chado]] discusses GMOD's relational database schema.  Chado is useful for organizing your data and is also integrated with several other GMOD components.
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* [[Computing Requirements]] discusses what sort of computing support you will need to install and run GMOD components.
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==Getting Advice==
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If you need advice or help you can write to one of a number of [[GMOD_Mailing_Lists|GMOD mailing lists]], these tend to focus on more technical aspects. Another good resource is the [[GMOD_Help_Desk|GMOD Help Desk]] - feel free to write them with questions on any type, they are tasked with providing support to newcomers and experts alike.
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See [[Finding support]] for more information.
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==Installation==
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There are different ways to install the subset of GMOD components needed to get a working organism database.
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===Using VMWare Images===
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VMWare images provide a simple way to try GMOD software without installing it on your local machine.  You download [http://www.vmware.com/products/player/ VMWare Player] and an virtual machine image that contains GMOD software pre-installed and configured.  This image then runs as a stand-alone computer inside the virtual machine provided by VMWare Player.  This option is currently in development, see the [[VMWare HOWTO]] for more information.
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===Using ''yum'' on Unix===
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One easy way assumes that you have a computer with [http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/4/isos/ CentOS 4] freshly installed so that you can take advantage of several 'short cut' packages that have been prebuilt for that operating system and are available from [http://www.biopackages.net/ biopackages.net]. See the [[Biopackages HOWTO]] for more information on this option.
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===Installing from Source===
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The harder way is for any other OS and requires just about everything to be built from source. A list of stable releases is found here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=27707.
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===Getting the Latest & Greatest Version by CVS===
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There are many new features in the development versions which have not been released yet. To get the latest version of a [[GMOD_Components|GMOD component]] you can use anonymous CVS. Here is the recipe:
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>cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@gmod.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/gmod login
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CVS password: <hit return>
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>cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@gmod.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/gmod co <component>
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For a list of all the GMOD components that can be accessed by CVS, or ''checked out'', see http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=27707.
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