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Getting Started with GNAVI - Installation
GNAVI Installation and Introduction

The GNAVI frameworks for Windows are stable and have been used in professional applications for some years now. The IDE that will pull together the Delphi/VB/RAD like look and feel is under development. The following steps are for getting started with the current development snapshots of the GNAVI IDE and frameworks. If you are looking to work with the stable release frameworks, please look at the individual packages for GNATCOM and GWindows.

  1. Install the GNAVI compiler, GNAT
    1. Install GNAT GPL Edition
    2. Install the additional Win32 support package win32ada
  2. Download the latest GNAVI IDE snapshot
    1. Download gnavi.zip
    2. Unzip the package
    3. Place the gnavi directory created on your path (needed for the current version)
  3. Install GNATCOM - The Active X and COM/DCOM support for GNAVI
    1. CD to gnavignatcom and run install.bat
    2. Place gnavignatcom ools on your path (or just copy gnavignatcom ools*.exe gnatin)
  4. Install GWindows - the RAD Win32 Framework for GNAVI
    1. CD to gnavigwindows and run install.bat
  5. You are now ready to write GNAVI programs and run the GNAVI_IDE.
    1. CD to gnavi and run gnavi_ide.exe to start the IDE
  6. The GNAVI IDE and GUI Builder are being developed rapidly, you can already use it for development experiments.
  7. Click Here to Go to the tutorial on writing code using GWindows for GNAVI You can write profession stable programs with the GWindows framework even with out the IDE yet being complete.


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