Installing the eLML Stable Release

To get the latest stable eLML release as a term ZIP archive (including the XML Schema, XSLT files, templates, manuals and demo lessons) click on the green "Download eLML" button on the main eLML Sourceforge Site. The binary release is meant for non-developers who would like to have a quick look at eLML and maybe use it for their project or for authors who want to work with a stable release of eLML without regular updates. For active eLML users and developers we recommend the developer version.

You have the possibility to automatically get an email when the eLML team releases a new stable binary version. While logged in into Sourceforge click the "Monitor" symbol in the list of releases and you'll be notified about updates.

Installing the eLML Stable Release in Eclipse

If you want to work with the software development tool Eclipse (read instructions) it's fairly easy to install eLML:

  1. Download eLML 8 Stable Release
  2. Unzip the ZIP file and put the "eLML_v8" folder somewhere on your harddisk. This is your eLML-folder, you are ready to create your first lesson with Firedocs and transform it with EasyELML!
  3. Continue here only if you work with Eclipse! Startup Eclipse and choose the "eLML_v8" folder as your workspace.
  4. Close the Eclipse "entry desktop" by clicking on the big arrow on the top right corner.
  5. Now you have an empty workspace. To get your files choose "File->New->Project..." and a window opens.
  6. Go to "General" and double-click "Project".
  7. Enter the project name "core" and click "Finish".
  8. Repeat "File->New->Project...->General->Project" and enter "elml" as project name.
  9. Repeat "File->New->Project...->General->Project" and enter "gitta" as project name.
  10. That's it. You have three projects now and all should have content in it. Continue with an example on how to create an eLML lesson.

After successfully having installed the stable release of eLML you should have at least two folders on your harddisk: The "core" folder and at least one project folder (e.g. the "gitta" or "elml" folder that are part of the stable version). For more information about the exact folder structure of eLML, check the folder structure chapter of the documentation.