Installing Syncro SVN Client on a Linux / UNIX Server

Choosing an installer

You can install Syncro SVN Client on Linux using any of the following methods:

  • Install using the Linux installer.
  • Install using the Linux installer in unattended mode.
  • Install using the all platforms installer. Choose the all platforms installer if you have trouble installing using the Linux installer.

System Requirements

System requirements for a Linux install:

Operating system

Any Unix/Linux distribution with an available Java SE Runtime Environment version 1.6.0 or later from Oracle

  • Minimum - Intel Pentium III™/AMD Athlon™ class processor, 1 GHz
  • Recommended - Dual Core class processor
  • Minimum - 1 GB of RAM
  • Recommended - 2 GB
  • Minimum - 200 MB free disk space
  • Recommended - 500 MB free disk space

Syncro SVN Client requires Java. Syncro SVN Client supports only official and stable Java Virtual Machines with the version number 1.6.0 or later (the recommended version is 1.6.0) from Oracle available at Syncro SVN Client may work with JVM implementations from other vendors, but there is no guarantee that other implementations will work with future Syncro SVN Client updates and releases. Syncro SVN Client does not work with the GNU libgcj Java Virtual Machine.

Syncro SVN Client uses the following rules to determine which installed version of Java to use:

  1. If you used the Linux installer, which installs a version of Java as part of the Syncro SVN Client installation, the version in the jre subdirectory of the installation directory is used.
  2. Otherwise, if the Linux environment variable JAVA_HOME is set, Syncro SVN Client uses the Java version pointed to by this variable.
  3. Otherwise the version of Java pointed to by your PATH environment variable is used.

You can also change the version of the Java Virtual Machine that runs Oxygen XML Author by editing the script file, Go to the Java command at the end of the script file and specify the full path to the Java executable of the desired JVM version, for example:

/usr/bin/jre1.6.0_45/bin/java -Xmx256m ...

Linux Installation

Linux installation procedure.

To install Syncro SVN Client on Linux:
  1. Download the Linux installer.
  2. Validate the integrity of the downloaded file by checking it against the MD5 sum published on the download page.
  3. Run the installer that you downloaded and follow the instructions presented in the installation program.
  4. Start Syncro SVN Client using one of the following methods:
    • Use the syncroSVNClient shortcut created by the installer.
    • Run sh from the command line. This file is located in the installation folder.
  5. To license your copy of Syncro SVN Client go to Help > Register... and enter your license key.

Install using the all platforms installer

To install using the all platforms installer:
  1. Download the all platforms installation package (syncroSVNClient.tar.gz) to a folder of your choice.
  2. Extract the archive in that folder.
    Syncro SVN Client is now installed in a new sub-folder called syncroSVNClient.
  3. If you wish, you can move the directory where you installed Syncro SVN Client to your applications directory. You can also rename it to contain the product version information. For example you can rename it as syncroSVNClient10.1.
  4. Start Syncro SVN Client by running, which is located in the install folder.
  5. To license your copy of Syncro SVN Client go to Help > Register... and enter your license information.

Unix / Linux Server Configuration

To install Syncro SVN Client on a Unix / Linux server:

  1. Install Syncro SVN Client on the server and make sure the script is executable and the installation directory is in the PATH of the users that need to use the application.
  2. If you need to run multiple instances of the Syncro SVN Client, make sure you add the -Dcom.oxygenxml.MultipleInstances=true parameter in the startup script.
  3. Make sure you allocate sufficient memory to Syncro SVN Client by setting an appropriate value for the -Xmx parameter in the .sh startup script.
  4. Make sure the X server processes located on the workstations allow connections from the server host. For this, use the xhost command.
  5. Start telnet (or ssh) on the server host.
  6. Start an xterm process, with the display parameter set on the current workstation. For example: xterm -display workstationip:0.0.
  7. Start Syncro SVN Client by typing .