Open MCT Desktop
The desktop client is no longer under active development, as our development efforts are now focused on Open MCT for the web and mobile devices.
The MCT project was developed at the NASA Ames Research Center for use in spaceflight mission operations, but is equally applicable to any other data monitoring and control application.
- MCT is built using Maven (Java SE6), so start by downloading maven 2.2.1 or greater
- Clone the git repository
git clone https://github.com/nasa/mct.gitinto a local folder (referred to as
mvn -N installfrom the
mvn clean install -Dmaven.test.skip=true -Ddistributionfrom the
- If Maven complains about missing dependencies org.eclipse:equinox-osgi:jar:3.5.1 or org.eclipse:equinox-osgi-services:jar:3.2.0, download the JARs for the two plugins from http://archive.eclipse.org/equinox/drops/R-3.5.1-200909170800/index.php. Then follow the instructions Maven provides for installing the JARs.
- The platform distribution archive can be found in the
- Extract the distribution archive, i.e.
mct-platform-1.8b4-dist.tar.gzto the directory you wish to install MCT. The subdirectory
mct-platform-1.8b4will be created from the archive (referred to as
MCT.jarfrom the extracted MCT directory. On most systems, this can be done with a double-click from a file browser; from the command line,
java -jar MCT.jar