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Current release

A .zip package of Winston 1.2.12 is available here. This is the latest version of winston, and the one that is currently running at the USGS volcano observatories (and elsewhere).

In order to run, Winston requires a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 6 or above installed on the target system. The latest Java JRE can be downloaded from the official Java website or the Oracle Technology Network Java website.

Winston Client

The initial release of the Winston client library is available here.

Documentation for the client is available at

Command line syntax help can be displayed by providing the --help flag.

$ java -jar wwsclient-1.3.1.jar --help

  java -jar gov.usgs.volcanoes.winston.WWSClient [--help] (-s|--server) 
  [(-p|--port) ] [--command ] [--sac] [--txt] [--rsam]
  [--rsamPeriod ] [--heli] [--menu] [(-c|--channel) ]
  [(-t|--timeSpan) ] [-v|--verbose]

I am the Winston Wave Server client.

        Prints this help message.

        Remote server.

  [(-p|--port) ]
        Remote port. (default: 16022)

  [--command ]
        Command string.

        Write SAC output.

        Write samples as text output.

        Write RSAM output.

  [--rsamPeriod ]
        RSAM period. (default: 300)

        Write Helicorder output.

        Retrieve server menu.

  [(-c|--channel) ]
        Channel as 'S$C$N$L'

  [(-t|--timeSpan) ]
        Time span as yyyyMMddHHmm-yyyyMMddHHmm

        Verbose logging.


Archived releases

if needed, previous builds of Winston are still available for download: