Development and support of Willow is now discontinued. Willow was removed from production at UW on June 30, 1999.
On this page you will find links for downloading Willow for Unix, Willow configuration files for local installation, Willow help files for local installation, and some supplemental programs. The current Willow Release Notes and Copyright are also available. If you install Willow on your computer, please join one of our mailing lists, so we can keep you up to date on new versions.
Note that if you are at a University of Washington site, you may choose to use the campus Remote Unix Willow service rather than installing Willow on your local system.
Willow is available in a pre-built, ready-to-run binary distribution for a number of popular Unix platforms. You may want to preview the instructions for installing pre-built Willow first. These instructions are included as the README file in all the binary distributions. After you install Willow, be sure to see Running Willow for information on what to do with it.
If you want to build Willow yourself, download the Willow source code distribution. You may want to preview the instructions for building Willow, which are included as the README file in this distribution.
By default, Willow retrieves its configuration files remotely via http. If you prefer to install them locally, you can download them here. However this is not recommended for University of Washington sites.
By default, Willow also retrieves its help files remotely via http. If you prefer to install them locally, you can download them here. This is not recommended for University of Washington sites either.
There are a few extra programs available that the UW uses in conjunction with our Willow installation. Most people will probably not be interested in them.
Questions and comments about Willow to: