Fast Downward home page
Congratulations, you have found the somewhat poorly hidden Fast Downward home page! There isn't as much information available here yet as we hope to have eventually, but it's a start.
Contact & other Fast Downward resources
public mailing list: Google group fast-downward (for users and non-core developers)
internal mailing list: downward-dev (for internal discussions among the core developers)
general questions: Malte Helmert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
issue tracker (for bugs and other issues): http://issues.fast-downward.org
public Mercurial repository: http://hg.fast-downward.org (includes Atom feed and RSS feed that update on every commit)
IpcPlanners (how to run one of the Fast-Downward-related planners from IPC 2011)
ForDevelopers (Mercurial workflow, uncrustify, coding conventions, etc.)
PddlSupport (Which fragment of PDDL does Fast Downward support?)
- Documentation for the search component:
- Documentation for internal file formats:
History and credits
The current version of Fast Downward is the merger of three different projects:
- The original version of Fast Downward developed by Malte Helmert and Silvia Richter
- LAMA, developed by Silvia Richter and Matthias Westphal based on the original Fast Downward
- FD-Tech, a modified version of Fast Downward developed by Erez Karpas and Michael Katz based on the original code
In addition to these three main sources, the codebase incorporates code and features from numerous branches of the Fast Downward codebase developed for various research papers. The main contributors to these branches are Malte Helmert, Gabi Röger and Silvia Richter.
Since the codebases have been merged, the principal people who have developed the code further are Malte Helmert, Gabi Röger, Erez Karpas, Jendrik Seipp, Silvan Sievers and Florian Pommerening. Other substantial contributions have been made by Moritz Gronbach, Raz Nissim and Manuela Ortlieb.