Installing Zinc

First you need to download the latest release of Zinc from the Zinc website. Zinc is downloadable as a file called ZincInstaller.jar.

ZincInstaller.jar is a self extracting installation program. The way that you run this program will depend on how Java is installed and what operating system you are using:

By default the installer uses a graphical interface:

Click on the Next buttons to advance through each stage of the installation. You will have the option to select an installation directory or accept the default.

You can run the installer in text mode with the UNIX command:

    java -jar ZincInstaller.jar -text

A similar command can be used on other operating systems. This is useful for installing Zinc on a headless server.