This tutorial will get you up and running with Excalibur Fortress. We'll first download a full binary distribution and run the provided example.
- A Java Virtual Machine
Step One: Download the Distribution
First, download the Fortress binary distribution:
Now, unzip the distribution to a directory, for example, your home directory. You should now have:
Step Two: Run the Example
Open a terminal and move into the platform directory. You can run the example by:
For windows: bin/fortress.bat console
For linux: bin/fortress.sh
For OS X: bin/run.sh Note: you may need to adjust the run.sh script until we get a full distribution for OS X
About the Binary Distribution
The binary distribution provides a fully working Fortress 1.2 install. All of the necessary jars and libraries are in the /lib directory. Executable scripts for running Fortress as a daemon or NT service are in the /bin directory (these use the Java Service Wrapper). Example configuration files are in /conf.
NOTE: this binary distribution is ALPHA quality at the moment. Please test and report any issues to the Excalibur mailing list.