Xena is a Java application that requires a copy of a Java Runtime Environment version 1.5.0 or greater in order to run. To check what version of Java is installed on a Windows PC:
- Click Start
- Click Run
- Type cmd
- Click OK, and;
At the command prompt, type:
If a short message containing a version number appears, check that the version is 1.5.0 or greater. If not, or if an error results, download and install a copy of the Java Runtime Environment from http://java.com/getjava.
If Xena is to work with Microsoft Office documents, a copy of OpenOffice version 2.0 must be installed. This may be downloaded from http://download.openoffice.org.
Note that the java and OpenOffice downloads are quite large and are best performed via a broadband internet connection.
To download a copy of Xena, click on the Download Now link below. This will open a window at sourceforge.net with a list of possible download locations. Select a location and click the Download link for that location.
Save the xena3lite.zip file to a known location.
Use a file decompression tool like Winzip or 7-zip (http://7zip.org) to unzip the xena3lite.zip file.
How to start Xena
The simplest way to start Xena is to open a file manager via Windows Explorer or My Computer and navigate to the location of the unzipped xena3lite.zip file. Double click the xenalite.bat file to start Xena 3.0 Lite.
Xena is a java application that requires a copy of a Java Runtime Environment version 1.5.0 or greater in order to run. To check what version of Java is installed on a Linux box, open a console and type:
Some Linux distributions are supplied with a Java Runtime Environment other than Sun's J2SE JRE. For example, Fedora Core contains the Free Software Foundation's GCJ. Xena works best with Sun's JRE, so if a non Sun JRE is installed, download and install the Sun JRE as well.
Visit http://java.com/getjava and select the appropriate download link on that page. Follow Sun's instructions to install the JRE.
If Xena is to work with Microsoft Office documents, a copy of OpenOffice version 2.0 must be installed. This may be downloaded from http://download.openoffice.org
To download Xena, follow the instructions under Downloading Xena in the Windows section above.
To unzip the xena3lite.zip file, open a console, navigate to the location of the zip file and:
How to start Xena
To start Xena 3.0 Lite, open a console and navigate to the location of the unzipped xena3lite archive and:
java -jar xena.jar