Installation from Download
In order to start using Griffon you need to have the following:
- An installation of Java SDK 1.5 or higher and have set your JAVA_HOME variable to the SDK install location. Java 1.6 is strongly recommended.
- Download the latest Griffon release
- Extract the archive into an appropriate location; typically C:\griffon on Windows or ~/griffon on Unix
- Create a GRIFFON_HOME environment variable that points to the path where you extracted the archive (eg C:\griffon on Windows or ~/griffon on Unix)
- If you have not set the JAVA_HOME environment variable yet, create JAVA_HOME environment variable that points to the path where you have installed Java
- Append a reference to the "bin" directory within the Griffon directory to your PATH variable (eg %GRIFFON_HOME%\bin on Windows or $GRIFFON_HOME/bin on Unix). Note that, for Windows, both PATH and GRIFFON_HOME must be defined at the same environment variable level (eg. 'System variables') rather than across environment variable levels (eg. PATH under 'System variables' and GRIFFON_HOME under 'User variables')
- Type "griffon" at the command line, if a help message is displayed you are ready to start using Griffon!
- If you get an error message, try to chmod +x the griffon script inside the bin directory.
Installation from Subversion
In order to start using Griffon from SVN you need to have the following:
- An installation of Java 1.5 or higher and have set your JAVA_HOME variable to the install location
- A working installation of Apache Ant 1.6.5 or higher and have set your ANT_HOME variable to the install location
- JUnit (to run the build tests - put junit.jar in your ANT_HOME\lib directory)
- An installation of Subversion
- Checkout Griffon from the Griffon Module in the Griffon SVN repository
- Go into an empty directory where you will keep your griffon sources, create one if you want
- Run this command:
svn co http://svn.codehaus.org/griffon/core/trunk griffon-src
- A subdirectory named
griffon-src will be created, let's call that location GRIFFON_SRC
- Go into GRIFFON_SRC
- Make sure you can run ant :
- If you have an error, try using the ant provided in the sources (you may need to give the ant script executable permission before):
- Decide of a directory where you want griffon to be installed; typically C:\griffon on Windows or ~/griffon on Unix
- Set the GRIFFON_HOME environment variable to that location (make sure it is not below the checkout location)
- Install griffon by running "ant install"
- Once the build runs with success, follow the instructions as if you've downloaded a binary distribution (see "Installation from Download" above).
- That's it! Start developing with Griffon!