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Here is what you need to get started with Xsemble FREE version.


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.

At a later stage, when you want to build a web application locally with your Xsemble, you will need gradle. Download latest version of gradle and configure it as per the instructions on the same page.

Finally, to run the web applications you created locally, you are going to need Apache Tomcat or another JEE compliant server. We recommend downloading version 9.x of Apache Tomcat.

Refer to the pre-requisites and installation videos if you need help.

Getting Xsemble

Xsemble is a suite of three desktop applications. These applications need a product key to function. This product key is specific to a user and machine. It is created based on your product key request. Thus, getting Xsemble is a 3 step process:

  1. Create a product key request: Download this Java program (here is its source for reference) and run it on your system.
    This can be done by running the command "java RequestProductKey" in your command prompt from the folder where you place the binary. It will ask for basic information and also capture your machine id. Enter product name as Xsemble:fdam and version as 2.3 when prompted. Put expiry date to be one year in future.
    The program will store this information in a file with extension .properties and inform you accordingly.
    This file is a plain text file, and can be examined with a text editor.
  2. Apply for the product key: Email this file to to apply for the product key. We shall create the product key. We shall send that to you in reply, along with the instructions to download and install Xsemble.
  3. Download and install: Follow those instructions to download and install Xsemble. The installation is easy and you should get set in less than 5 minutes. You will now be able to use Xsemble.

The videos under Prerequisites and Installation section can guide you during this process. Write to if you face any challenges.