Arden2ByteCode is a Java program, thus it requires a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on your machine. If you already have such a JRE, you can proceed with step 2.

Step 1: Install a Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

  1. Point your browser to the Java Download site:

  2. Download the installation package and follow the setup instructions.

  3. Java should be installed now.

Step 2: Download the Arden2ByteCode compiler

  1. Go to the releases page.

  2. Download the most recent binary package either as .zip-file for Windows or as .tar.gz-file for Linux and MacOS.

  3. Extract the downloaded binary package to a directory of your choice.

Step 3: Testing the compiler

  1. Start a command line or terminal window:
    • Windows: Type cmd in the start menu and hit enter
    • MacOS: Open your Applications folder, then open the Utilities folder and open a terminal
    • Linux: Press ctrl + alt + t or find it in the menu
  2. Change to the directory you extracted the files to:
    cd /path/to/arden2bytecode

  3. Type arden2bytecode -? (Windows) or ./arden2bytecode -? (Linux, MacOS) to display the options of the Arden2ByteCode compiler.

  4. If you see a copyright note displayed and a list of options, then Arden2ByteCode is good to go. You can now try running the Hello World! example.