Using Renew requires a Java 11 (or higher) runtime environment (JRE). You can get it from Oracle. For the installation of Java we refer you to the instructions there.
The quickest way to using Renew is to download the base package
renew2.5.1base.zip, unzip it and move to the resulting
java -jar loader.jar gui
Install the base package
After you downloaded the base package renew2.5.1base.zip you will
first need to unzip it somewhere on your machine.
The base package contains install scripts for Unix, Win and Mac systems. These are located under renew2.5.1/bin/YOUR_OS depending on your operating system. They generate a start script for Renew which sets the classpath and the netpath (see the user guide for more on this).
The disk image (DMG) offers several atvantages over the zip archive. The ApplleUI Plugin is already installed and the Application will automatically register Renew file types for convenient handling, adapted icon, etc. If you want to use the provided scripts (i.e. to make and compile stubs) you can still run the installrenew script, which is located in folder Reference Net Workshop/Contents/Resources/Java/bin/unix. Just follow the instructions above.
If you prefer to run Renew by clicking on an executable this is also
possible. Just add the following line to the file renew.properties in
the config folder (or in your home directory in .renew.properties) and
double-click on the
Install the Source package
Building Renew from source requires a Java compiler (javac, part of the JDK) and additional libraries which are not included in the distribution.
The build process is specified in the file build.xml and managed by ant. You will first need to tell ant where the required libraries are located. In the source folder run ant init. This generates the configuration file ant/local.properties which you need to adapt to your needs. Set the properties dir.javacc, dir.cobertura and dir.jalopy.lib to point to the locations, where you installed them.
After configuring your local properties you can run ant dist in the source folder. If the build is successful this will generate the folders dist and dist/plugins. The loader.jar is located in the dist folder, plugins contains the plugins in jar format.
Now you can start Renew like described in the manual start section.
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