Start by downloading DAISY Pipeline from the downloads page. You can choose from different packages. DAISY Pipeline consists of several components (explained here). Check whether the package you are downloading includes the component you wish to install. Also, there are different downloads for different platforms.
These are the installation instructions for each package. Before starting with the installation make sure the system requirements are fulfilled.
For Windows users there is the Windows installer. It automatically installs the desktop application, the server and the command line tool. Simply launch the installer and follow the instructions on the screen.
For Mac OS users there is the disk image. It contains the desktop application. To install, open the image and drag the application file to the “Applications” folder, or any other destination you want.
Users of Debian or Debian-based distributions such as Ubuntu can install DAISY Pipeline via the ZIP file, but easier is to use the Debian package manager. Open a shell window, change to the directory where you have downloaded the DEB file, then execute the following command:
dpkg -i daisy-pipeline2_x.y.z.deb
The Debian package includes the desktop application, the server and the command line tool.
Users of Red Hat or other RPM-based distributions can install DAISY Pipeline via the ZIP file, but easier is to use the “YUM” package manager. Open a shell window, change to the directory where you have downloaded the RPM file, then execute the following command:
yum install daisy-pipeline2_x.y.z.rpm
The RPM package includes the desktop application, the server and the command line tool.
The ZIP can be installed on all Linux distros. It includes the desktop application, the server and the command line tool. To install, simply extract the contents to any destination you want.
Some packages also include an updater tool that you can use for quickly updating your current installation to the latest version. The updater can be invoked either via the desktop application or via the command line. The desktop application has a menu item “Check updates” under “Help”. On the command line it is different for each platform.
/Applications/DAISY\ Pipeline\ 2.app/Contents/Java/updater/pipeline-updater \ -service="http://daisy.github.io/pipeline-assembly/releases/" \ -install-dir="/Applications/DAISY Pipeline 2.app/Contents/Java/" \ -descriptor="/Applications/DAISY Pipeline 2.app/Contents/Java/etc/releaseDescriptor.xml" \ -version=current
In the above command replace “/Applications” with whichever directory you have installed the application file in.
/home/bert/pipeline2/updater/pipeline-updater \ -service="http://daisy.github.io/pipeline-assembly/releases/" \ -install-dir=/home/bert/pipeline2/ \ -descriptor=/home/bert/pipeline2/etc/releaseDescriptor.xml \ -version=current
In the above command replace “/home/bert/pipeline2” with whichever directory you have unpacked the ZIP file to.
The server and the desktop application require a Java runtime environment. Windows and Mac users do not have to worry about Java because it is included in the DAISY Pipeline installation. Linux users however are on their own. The minimum required version of Java is 8.
The desktop application requires JavaFX. If you are on Windows or Mac, a version of Java that includes JavaFX, namely Oracle’s Java SE implementation, is automatically installed for you. If you are on another platform and can not use Oracle’s Java, have a look at the following alternatives for acquiring JavaFX: