Xinc can be installed on most platforms which support java 1.4 or later. The tar install is generally the best option for Unix and Linux platforms. If you are installing to a windows platform, there is an executable installer which takes care of details such as setting up the classpath and installing a VM. You can also do a Zip install on Windows if you prefer to take care of the setup details yourself.

Windows Install

The windows install is very straightforward. Simply double click on the 'install.exe' which you downloaded from the Lunasil website and follow the instructions. When the install is finished, you will be able to use Xinc by selecting it from the Windows 'start' menu.

Zip/Tar Install

If you do not have a Java virtual machine installed, you will need to install one. You may download one from Sun's Java web site or contact your OS manufacturer. Xinc requires version 1.4 or later. You will also need to make sure that the java executable is in your path.

After downloading the zip or tar file, extract the contents of the zip file to a local directory. If you are using tar, enter 'tar -xzf xinc.tar.gz'. The documentation can be found in the 'xinc/docs' subdirectory. Example batch and shell scripts are included in the 'xinc/bin' subdirectories.