We provide the HKL software only to those users who purchased the license in the past. The latest release, version 1.98.2, has not been updated for several years. Upgrade to HKL-2000 is strongly recommended. The HKL-2000 license can be obtained for both in-house and synchrotron data.
Executables of all programs can be obtained from our ftp server hkl.hkl-xray.com. You may use a web browser by clicking the link below and logging in as user hklftp:
You may also use a graphical ftp application, or use "ftp" command from a terminal window (to open a terminal window in MAC OS X, open the Finder's Go menu, choose Applications, then choose Utilities and select Terminal). Ftp should use passive option.
password: The password can be obtained through the automatic password system (established users only) or by contacting us via e-mail.
If you have successfully connected to our server you may type:
and you'll find directory ver1.98.2 with the following sub-directories:
Linux : HKL_Linux_ver_1.98.2.tar.Z and individual_programs (not tarred and not compressed)
SGI : HKL_SGI_ver_1.98.2.tar.Z and individ_programs
*OSF_DigitalUnix : Due to extinction of this OS, the last available version of HKL for OSF is 1.97.9
Each xxx.tar.Z file contains compressed and 'tarred' executables for corresponding operating system, while 'individual_programs' directory contains individual executables - not tarred and not compressed.
Remember, you have to use binary mode to transfer these files.
After you've transferred files, you have to uncompress them using the command:
and 'untar' the file using the command:
tar -xvf file-name.tar
tar -xvf HKL_Linux_ver_1.98.2.tar
You should have all the programs' executables now.
Typically the executables are placed in the
directory. You need system privileges to do so. Additionally the license key file, cr_info, needs to be present in the
directory in order for the HKL programs to run. To obtain the license key, you need to run the access_prod program on each computer that you plan to use for running any of the HKL programs. The access_prod is distributed together with denzo, scalepack, and xdisp executables.