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Scala Software Distributions

- scala-YYYYMMDD-hhmmss.tar.gz            Unix distribution
-               Windows distribution

The standard distributions require Java 1.4.x or above. If you don't
know which version of Java you have, run the command "java -version".

Scala Tools

- scalac      Scala compiler
- scaladoc    Scala API documentation generator
- scalaint    Scala interactive interpreter
- scalarun    Scala interpreter
- scalap      Scala profiler

Run the command "scalac -help" to display the list of available
compiler options.

NB. socos, siris and surus are deprecated commands starting from
version 20030811-115735 of the Scala distribution, please use
respectively scalac, scalaint and scalarun instead.

Install on Unix

Untar the archive. All Scala tools are located in the directory "bin".

You may test the distribution by running the script "scala-test"
located in the subdirectory "share/scala/test/bin".

Install on Windows

Unzip the archive. All Scala tools are located in the "bin"
directory. Before running any of these tools, you must define the
environment variable SCALA_HOME to point to the home directory of the
scala distribution.

On Windows 95/98/Me, this can be done by adding the following command
to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file and then rebooting your machine.

set SCALA_HOME=<install-directory>\scala-YYYYMMDD-hhmmss

On Windows NT/2000/XP, open the "Control Panel", open the "System"
applet, select the "Advanced" tab, click on "Environment Variables",
click on "New..." in the user variable section and enter the following

Variable Name : SCALA_HOME
Variable Value: <install-directory>\scala-YYYYMMDD-hhmmss

If you have Administrator privileges, you may install the tools for
all users of your machine by creating a new system variable instead of
a new user variable.

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