Download Xena

Windows

Before downloading

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:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type cmd
  4. Click OK, and;

At the command prompt, type:

java -version

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.

Downloading Xena

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.

Download Now

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.

Linux

Before downloading

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:

java --version

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

Downloading Xena

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:

unzip xena3lite.zip

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