Release version: 0.7.1a - June 23, 2002
Everything needed to run Radical is included in the release package except
for Java (and jEdit, if you want to run Radical as a plugin). In order to
run Radical you must install version 1.3 or greater of either the Java 2
Development Kit (JDK) or the Java 2 Runtime Environment (JRE). If you do not
plan to do development, then it is not necessary to install the JDK, in that
case the JRE is sufficient. Java is freely available from
To install Radical, you only need to download the main Radical release
package (usually named something like radical_20020610.jar); all
other optional packages can be downloaded from within the installer.
To start the installation, simply use the java command to execute
the release package JAR file, like this (the following command assumes that
you have Java in your PATH, if not you will need to type the full
path to the Java executable):
java -jar radical_20020610.jar
In the above command, the name of the Radical release package is likely
to be different than the name of the release package that you downloaded;
substitute the actual name of the downloaded release package for
"radical_20020610.jar" in the above command. Executing the JAR file
launches a simple install program that prompts you for the directory
where you want Radical installed. You also have the option of downloading
and installing the Radical documentation and the source code; if you have
already downloaded the documentation or source code packages, then edit the
URLs to point to your downloaded packages using the "file:" URL
protocol, e.g., file:/c:/temp/srcpackage.jar. Once you are ready
to install Radical, simply select the "Okay" button.
The Radical release package consists of the following files:
- LICENSE.txt - The Radical license.
- GPL-LICENSE.txt - The Radical plugin for jEdit license.
- src.jar - Optional JAR file containing the source code
- lib/ - Libraries necessary to run Radical.
- docs/ - Optional directory containing all available Radical
- examples/ - Example layouts.
For information on using Radical, refer to
If you have comments or suggestions, feel free to contact me at
Richard S. Hall