Rosie Interface Libraries
The first release candidate for Rosie v1.1.0 is in the
dev branch of the
Rosie repository on GitLab. Among other changes, we have moved the code that
librosie and languages like Python, Go, C, and Haskell.
Those interface libraries are now in the
Clients subgroup of the
Rosie Community group.
Please try out these clients if you program in one of the supported languages! The clients should work with the current Rosie v1.0.0 as well as the forthcoming v1.1.0. Thanks in advance for bug reports, enhancement suggestions, and pull requests!
Rosie Pattern Language group on GitLab
The main Rosie repository
contains the CLI,
librosie.h. These are built from source by
make, and installed with
The default destination,
/usr/local, is customized by setting
make install DESTDIR=/opt
Both the CLI,
librosie require the files in
DESTDIR/lib/rosie to run.
In v1.0, this repository also contained the interface libraries needed to write
programs that use
librosie. We’ve been calling these libraries (like
rosie.py) clients of
librosie. Including them in the same repository as
Rosie itself was a temporary convenience, and it’s time to move them out on
Note: The other repositories in the Rosie Pattern Language group are submodules of the Rosie project. These will undergo some simplification in the coming months, but their structure should be irrelevant to Rosie users.
Rosie Community group on GitLab
The repositories in the Rosie Community group are meant to be maintained by users/contributors. Today there are a few repositories there:
- rawdata: a small collection of patterns for destructuring raw text data.
- lang: patterns for extracting
interesting features from source code in a variety of languages.
Inexplicably, the README contains instructions on how to create and use a
~/.rosiercfile. (This should be part of the Rosie documentation.)
- Packages is a group of different packagings of Rosie:
- Clients is a group of
librosieclients, so that Rosie can be used in Python, Haskell, Go, and other languages.
Edit August 15, 2023: A talented and generous contributor created a Rust interface to Rosie.
As you can infer from the list above, the Rosie Community repositories can be
used to share RPL packages, to collect various packaging recipes, and to collect
librosie client libraries.
As of 23 February 2019, we have a first release candidate for v1.1.0 at the HEAD
of the dev branch.
This release is the first to have the
librosie client libraries in separate
If you would like to run the bleeding edge version of Rosie, please try out this release candidate. And please try the various client libraries. We welcome issues to report bugs or suggest enhancements, and pull requests as well.
Edit August 15, 2023: You can find my contact information, including Mastodon and LinkedIn coordinates, on my personal blog.