Get Started

Here is what you need to get started with Xsemble.

Prerequisites

You need Java (JDK8 or JDK11) installed on your machine. Several providers provide these distributions under various license terms, and in principle you should be able to use any one of them. We use the OpenJDK 11 distribution which may be downloaded from here. (Look for 11 GA release.)
The installation is easy. In addition to extracting the binaries, make sure that the bin folder is included in your PATH environment variable, and set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to point to the path of where you extracted the release.

Xsemble supports creation of Java based web applications. For building a web application, you will need gradle. Download latest version of gradle and configure it as per the instructions on the same page.

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Installation

Extract the downloaded Xsemble distribution archive in a folder. We shall call this folder the Xsemble Home.

Xsemble is configured through the xsemble.properties file located in your Xsemble home. The default settings work for most users to let you launch Xsemble. But in case you face an issue, check out the 'Onboarding and Configuration' chapter under 'Toolset Basics' section in the Reference manual. The information on how to access the documentation is given below.

Launching Xsemble

Xsemble contains 3 desktop applications. They can be launched by running the launch scripts in Xsemble home. We recommend running them through the command prompt (terminal).

When Xsemble is launched for the first time, it presents a Registration dialog to you. Upon successful registration, a key that is unique to you and your machine is created and added to your xsemble.properties. Please preserve this key.

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Accessing Xsemble Documentation

Xsemble comes with elaborate documentation in terms of a User Guide and a Reference Manual. The User Guide may be used as a Quick Start. For a detailed overview of concepts as well as explanation of every functionality, refer the Reference Manual.

If an Xsemble application is running, the documentation can be conveniently accessed through Help -> Contents.

The documentation can also be directly opened in the browser. For doing that, go to the doc folder under Xsemble home and double-click on index.html file under the html subfolder.