1 Overview

There are 3 different packages available for download: Linux, Mac and Windows

The Windows archive is the only one containing a bundled JRE and libraries for convenience - this allows to run Chronomotion without actually installing anything.

Mac and Linux users are expected to be capable of installing JAVE Runtime Environment (JRE) and libraries (RXTX library) on their own - see below.

2 Installation

Actually Chronomotion does not need to be "installed". Just downloading and putting the right files together is enough.

2.1 Windows 32Bit

A version that comes bundled with JRE and the rxtx DLL should be ready for launching without any installation or additional downloads.

2.2 Linux and Mac Requirements

  1. You need to have JAVA installed. Download
  2. Download the right Chronomotion build for your platform: Download
  3. Download the rxtx library and put the matching file for your operating system it into the same folder as Chronomotion.
  4. Start Chronomotion via commandline/terminal/console

3 Troubleshooting

To see error messages and reports of what is missing/not working be sure to run the software from commandline/terminal/console rather than just double clicking on it.

4 Windows

4.1 Windows 64Bit

If you are not happy with the provided bundled Win32 package and you want to use run Chronomotion in 64bit you need both a Java 64Bit JRE and the RXTX 64bit DLLs. The official rxtx builds contain no Windows 64Bit DLLS. But there are people providing these on their own website, like: http://www.cloudhopper.com/opensource/rxtx/

Just download and put the DLLS into the same directory as your Chronomotion files.

5 Linux

No trouble reported so far

6 Mac

If you receive the error

serial port already in use

when starting Chronomotion try to execute the following in console/terminal:

sudo mkdir /var/lock
sudo chmod a+rw /var/lock