- PRE Workbench is available on the Python Package Index as
- Pre-built releases are available on Github.
Install on macOS
Download PRE Workbench as an application bundle from here. Extract the zip file, right click the
PRE Workbench.app and choose "Open". The application is not code-signed, therefore you need to allow the execution of untrusted applications in the following dialog.
Install via pip (Intel)
You need a recent version of pip, the Python package manager. The version supplied with
macOS might not be sufficient. Therefore run
sudo pip3 install -U pip first.
Then, install the application with
sudo pip3 install pre_workbench.
python3 -m pre_workbench.
Prebuilt binary wheels exist for macOS 11 on Intel chips.
Install via pip (M1)
The Qt framework (version 5), which is used by pre_workbench, is not compatible with M1 Macs. However, you can run the application on the Rosetta compatibility layer.
You can do so by creating a copy of
Terminal.app (call it something like
Terminal (Rosetta).app), click Get Info in its context menu, and check
the Open using Rosetta checkbox under General. Afterwards, follow the
instructions for Intel Macs.
Install on ubuntu
Install dependencies via apt, then install the package via pip.
Install on Windows
On Windows 10 x64, the application can either be installed via pip, or you can download a setup.exe from the Github releases page. Other Windows versions are currently untested. Installing via pip has the advantage that the command line utitilies can be used. The setup installs a PyInstaller build which only supports the main GUI appication.