This documentation is related to Capsis installation from an installer, either downloaded from the Download page or provided by a Capsis modeller.
Note: If you are a member of the Capsis co-development community, you have access to the complete version through our versionning system, please refer to the developper installation guide
In case of trouble during the installation, have a look at the Capsis FAQ.
Capsis may be installed with the same installer on machines under Windows, Linux or Mac OS X.
To check the correct version of Java is installed and available, open a Terminal and check the answer to this command (must answer java 1.8.x)
# type this command java -version # you should get this kind of answer (note the "1.8.x") java version "1.8.0_101" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_101-b13) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.101-b13, mixed mode)
If java is not found on your system or the version is not 1.8.x, please download and install the correct version of java for your operating system, you may try from here.
Run the installer (capsis-setup-X.jar) by double clicking on it and follow the install instructions. If double clicking on a .jar file does not launch the installer on your system, open a terminal, change to the install directory and type
java -jar capsis-setup-file-name.jar
<note important> Under Windows Vista, you must install in a directory where you have write privileges (for instance Documents). </note>
When the install is complete, use the Start menu or the Desktop shortcut to start Capsis.
If you cannot find a shortcut, open a terminal, change to the 'capsis4/' directory and execute the following commands.
# under Windows cd capsis_install_directory\capsis4 capsis
# under Linux / Mac OS X cd capsis_install_directory/capsis4 sh capsis.sh
Read the tutorial.