DasSkelett Posted September 23, 2020 Share Posted September 23, 2020 (edited) (Download the latest release) The Comprehensive Kerbal Archive Network (CKAN) The CKAN is an Open Source mod management solution for Kerbal Space Program. The CKAN client, available for Windows, macOS and Linux, enables easy installation, uninstallation and updates of mods. The client provides strong guarantees on consistency. It will not allow outdated mods to be installed unless you explicitly override the version awareness, nor will it allow a mod to be installed without its dependencies or alongside conflicting mods. It will never leave mods in a half-installed state. It will never overwrite a file owned by another mod, nor a mod that was installed outside of the CKAN. If you've used package managers (apt, CPAN, choco, pip, ...) before, then the CKAN might be familiar for you. Like the App Store or Play Store for your phone, the CKAN knows which version of KSP you're running, which mods are compatible, and how to install, uninstall, and manage them. The CKAN has a GUI which is stable on Windows and Linux. On Windows, simply double-click the ckan.exe file. On macOS and Linux you need Mono installed, then run it with "mono ckan.exe", or look for the CKAN entry in your launcher. Users of macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and higher will launch into the ConsoleUI by default, since the GUI is no longer functional since Apple decided to stop supporting 32-bit applications. CKAN is powered by a big metadata repository, containing metadata about many mods available for KSP. Each mod release has its own .ckan file containing author, version number, relationships, installation instructions and more. They are automatically generated by template .netkan files by our NetKAN bot. You can find out more about how everything works behind the scenes here. Download (v1.31.2) Please take 3 minutes to read the user guide when downloading CKAN for the first time. Please bring virus detection to the attention of the company that produces your virus scanner. They are false positives and it's in their responsibility to fix them, we can't help you. Picture of the GUI: Notes: If you encounter problems with a mod installed via CKAN and you suspect that they're caused by incorrect installation, please report them to us first, don't bother the mod author. We encourage you to report bugs on our issue tracker instead of the forum thread. Bug reports tend to get lost here, and the nature of forum threads make communication for proper investigation complicated. You should also check whether there's an existing report of the same bug, there might already be a known workaround. Further resources: FAQ CKAN user guide Adding a mod to the CKAN (for authors and users) CKAN wiki CKAN clean & reinstall process (Solves most CKAN errors) CKAN Discord Client issues tracker (please report bugs here) Metadata issue tracker (report problems with mod availability or incorrect installation here) All releases Source Code Changelog CKAN metadata specification Old thread CKAN is licensed under the MIT licence , the source code is available in the GitHub repository. Edited November 12, 2022 by DasSkelett Release v1.34.2 Juno Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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