Install Syncro SVN Client on Mac OS X

Choosing an installer

You can install Syncro SVN Client on Mac OS X using one of the following methods:

  • Install using the Mac OS X installation package,
  • Install using the all platforms installer. Choose the all platforms installer if you have trouble installing using the Mac OS X archive installation.

System Requirements

System requirements for a Mac OS X install:

Operating system

Mac OS X version 10.5 64-bit or later

  • Minimum - Intel-based Mac, 1 GHz
  • Recommended - Dual Core class processor
  • Minimum - 1 GB of RAM
  • Recommended - 2 GB of RAM
  • Minimum - 200 MB free disk space
  • Recommended - 500 MB free disk space

Syncro SVN Client requires Java to run. OS X includes Java by default or it will install it on the first attempt to run a Java application.

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 Apple). 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 uses the following rules to determine which installed version of Java to use:

  1. If you start oXygen with the application launcher (.app) file then:
    1. if you use the zip distribution for OS X Syncro SVN Client uses the Apple Java SE 6 available on your Mac computer
    2. if you use the tar.gz distribution that contains a bundled JRE then Syncro SVN Client will use that bundled JRE
  2. If you start Syncro SVN Client using a startup .sh script then:
    1. if a bundled JRE is available then it will be used
    2. otherwise, if the JAVA_HOME environment variable is set then the Java distribution indicated by it will be used
    3. otherwise the version of Java pointed to by your PATH environment variable will be used

If you run Syncro SVN Client using the script, you can change the version of Java used by editing to 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:

/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6.0/Home/bin/java "-Xdock:name= ...

OS X Installation

To install Syncro SVN Client on OS X:
  1. Download the OS X installation package (
    The Safari web browser should recognize and expand the compressed file. If it is not automatically expanded, you can expand it manually by double-clicking it.
  2. Validate the integrity of the downloaded file by checking it against the MD5 sum published on the download page.
  3. In Finder, move the expanded folder to your Applications folder.
    Syncro SVN Client is now installed.
  4. Start Syncro SVN Client, using one of the following methods:
    • Double click Syncro SVN

    • Run sh on the command line.
    Note: You can start more than one instance on the same computer by running the following command for each new instance:
    open -n
  5. To license your copy of Syncro SVN Client, go to Help > Register... to 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.