What is Lens(OSX)?
Lens is the light, efficient network simulator, written by Doug Rohde. LensOSX is a native MacOSX port of Lens that runs on MacOSX 10.5 or higher, created by Harm Brouwer, Daniel de Kok and Hartmut Fitz.
Disclaimer: LensOSX is ported "as is". This means that any bugs present in the original Lens source code might also be present in LensOSX.
Update (16/01/2012): Fixed issue with third mouse button in the unit viewer. To show weights, units can be selected with the left/right mouse buttons. To get a context menu for a unit, use cmd + right mouse button. Make sure the secondary mouse click option is enabled in the system preferences.
Update (01/02/2012): Resolved issue with the unit/link display (left-clicking on a unit after a palette change no longer leads to a segmentation fault), and enabled the Delta-Bar-Delta algorithm.[ screenshot 1 | screenshot 2 | screenshot 3 ]
You can start LensOSX from the applications folder, or through spotlight. LensOSX will run with a graphical interface and its own console.
Or, you can start LensOSX from a terminal. It will still run with a graphical interface, but now print its console output to the terminal:
Finally, you can also run LensOSX in batch mode:
$ /Applications/LensOSX.app/Contents/MacOS/LensOSX -b
ExamplesThe original version of Lens comes with a number of example networks. These networks are also available in LensOSX, and are located in the following path:
/Applications/LensOSX.app/Contents/MacOS/examplesExamples are also available as a ZIP archive.
I found a Bug, what now?
Send us an e-mail with the exact details of how to reproduce the malfunction (and a screenshot demonstrating it). Or, you can fork the LensOSX source repository at github, fix the bug, and send us a pull request.