Mac OS X app (10.15.7 and higher)

Version 0.1.5 from November 2023. Github change log.
Version 0.1.4 from July 2023. Github change log.
Version 0.1.3 from June 2023. Github change log.
Version 0.1.2 from March 2023. Github change log.
Version 0.1.1 from February 2023. Github change log.
Less stable version 0.1 from January 2023.
Stable version from September 2022.
Reasonably stable version from July 2022.

Unzip and install the app into the /Applications directory.
Attempt to run the app, which will fail due to security problems.
Launch System Preferences > Security & Privacy.
In the General tab, override the security defaults by clicking Open anyway.

Note that privileged folders such as Desktop, Downloads etc. are not accessible by default from downloaded apps. Use a different folder in your user directory for storing RoPE workspaces.

Ubuntu OS (- experimental)

This is not tested: please provide feedback on this method for Ubuntu or any other major Linux operating system!

This is an attempt at distributing RoPE via Flatpak. First, install Flatpak. This step requires sudo privileges. If Flatpak is already available on your system, then sudo is not required for the following steps.

Make sure the Flatpak repository is enabled as this is required to get the Desktop environment:

flatpak remote-add --user --if-not-exists flathub

Download the FreeDesktop dependency

flatpak install --user flathub org.freedesktop.Platform//22.08 org.freedesktop.Sdk//22.08

Download the current rope flatpak install:

wget ''

Install the flatpak:

flatpak install --user rope_v0.1.5.flatpak

Run RoPE:

flatpak run