Installing and Starting Seco

Borislav Iordanov edited this page Oct 21, 2015 · 5 revisions

Installing Seco

Seco is distributed as a tar ball that you can download from the Latest Release page. Just unzip the file at a directory of your convenience (e.g. /opt or /usr/or c:/Program Files or /Applications). Make sure you have a Java 7 runtime available.

Starting Seco

Seco is a Java program that you start via a shell script called (or run.cmd on Windows) under the bin directory. If a Java 7 or above binary is not the path from where the script is started, please edit (or run.cmd), find and set the Java_EXEC variable.

The following command line option are available:

  • --nicheLocation the directory where Seco's backing HyperGraphDB instance stores its data. This is normally somewhere in your home directory, the default being ~/.secoDefaultNiche. The term "niche" refers to a workspace in Seco lingo.
  • --showNicheDialog opens up a dialog box that lets you select administer a list of niches (e.g. workspaces) and select with which one to start the system with. The default is false.
  • --simpleUI true or false, specifies whether to use the full-blown zoomable GUI (with uglier fonts at the moment) or the simplified interface consisting of tabbed notebooks. The default is true.

Note that currently there is a limitation: when you start a niche in a given UI mode (simple or full), you have to stick to that mode henceforth.

Next Steps

Pleases checkout the Short Seco Tutorial to get started.