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Once you have downloaded Ancestris, this page can help you install it.


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Java prerequisite

IMPORTANT : In order to use version 0.9 or the 'daily version' of Ancestris, you need to install Java version 1.8 on your system. Ancestris will not work with more recent versions of Java.

  • If you want to know which version of Java is installed on your system, go to this page.
  • If you need to know the required technical requirements to run Java, refer to this page.
  • If you want to find a specific Java version, go to this page. For MacOS systems, take the '.dmg' file.
  • If you need to swap between different versions of Java, the procedure depends on your system:
  • If you prefer using Open Source, go to OpenJDK which is a possible alternative to Java from Oracle.




Installation on your system

MacOS

For MacOS systems, the downloaded Ancestris file is a compressed file (*.zip), for both version 0.9 and the daily version.

  • To install version 0.9, just click on the executable file. It will install Ancestris. To run Ancestris, then click on the corresponding icon in the Launchpad.
  • To install the daily version, the ZIP file will be in the Download directory of the Finder. Just click on the ancestris file located in the ancestris/bin/ancestris directory. If you want to have Ancestris in the "Launchpad", right-click on this same file in the ancestris/bin/ancestris directory, and create an alias that you will put on th desktop.

If the systems asks you to authorise the execution of the file, accept to do so.

If you need all the detailed installation steps, please go to the step-by-step help.

In order to run Ancestris, you will need Java as explained earlier in this page.




Windows

For Windows systems, the downloaded file is either an executable file (*.exe) for version 0.9, or a compressed file (*.zip) for the daily version.

  • To install version 0.9, just click on the executable file. This will install Ancestris. Then you open Ancestris by clicking on the newly installed Ancestris icon.
  • To install the daily version, first unzip the downloaded file. Then click on ancestris/bin/ancestris.exe.

In order to run Ancestris, you will need Java as explained earlier in this page.

Attention : with regards to Windows Seven, unzip the file in the program files directory otherwise Ancestris will not launch.



Linux

For Linux systems, either download the file for version 0.9 which depends on the distribution you use (*.deb for Debian, Ubuntu or Mint ; *.rpm for RedHat), or download the unique zip file for the daily version.

  • To install version 0.9, right-click on the downloaded file and run your package installer. It will create the Ancestris application in your applications list. You will be able to mark the application in your favorites if you like.
  • To install the daily version, first unzip the downloaded file. Then click on ancestris/bin/ancestris to launch Ancestris.

In order to run Ancestris, you will need Java as explained earlier in this page.




Software files and User settings files

The installation and the use of Ancestris generates two types of files :

  • Software files: they run the Ancetris application ;
  • User settings: they are the user preferences and user-defined customisation.


Software files are in the ancestris directory. The location of this directory depends on you system and how you installed Ancestris.

This directory then includes the following sub-directories:

  • ancestris
  • bin
  • etc
  • harness
  • platform


User settings files are in a directory called .ancestris (a dot is preceeding the name). You can see the location of this directory in the Ancestris application in the About Ancestris menu. The directory name is next to the User directory line).

  • The content of the .ancestris user directory is a sub-directory called 0.9 for version 0.9, or trunk for the daily version.



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