You can choose between the following variants:

### Installer

There is a Windows version (.exe) and an OS-independent version of the installer program (.jar).
The installer offers a list of additional bundles available for Paxle. These are downloaded and installed automatically if selected.

### Compressed Archive

The archive contains the Core-bundles of Paxle. Additional bundles need to be installed manually (i.e. via Paxle's web interface).

## Install

### Installer

When using Windows Vista or a later version of Windows, please note that the folder where Paxle saves it's data when started needs to have write permission. Typically this is just the case in the directory for user-specific data and settings (C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents).

### Compressed Archive

The content of the archive is to be extracted to the place where Paxle shall be “installed”. For example tar xvfz Paxle-<version>-equinox.tar.gz is a typical Linux command; Windows users can use a respective program of their choice, i.e. 7-Zip.

## Run

### Installer

If selected, the installer creates shortcuts for running Paxle in the menu and on the Desktop. Otherwise the method described below works just as fine.

### Compressed archive

#### Windows

Just navigate into the directory where Paxle resides and double-click on the file start.exe.

#### Linux

Simply run the script start.sh in the directory Paxle has been extracted into.

#### Generic

If you cannot or don't want to use one of our start-scripts, Paxle may be started by invoking the command java -jar org.eclipse.osgi_*.jar.
Please note that not all features are available when running Paxle via this command; i.e. the settings for maximum RAM usage or for the language of the web interface may not work.