Chapter 2. Installation

This section explains platform requirements and installation procedures. It also provides instructions on how to obtain and register a license key, how to perform upgrades and uninstall the application if required.

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Installation Requirements

Platform Requirements

Minimum run-time requirements are listed below.

  • Pentium Class Platform

  • 256 MB of RAM

  • 100 MB free disk space

Operating System, Tools and Environment Requirements

Operating System


Windows 98 or later.

Mac OS

minimum Mac OS X 10.4


All versions/flavors


Installation packages are supplied in compressed archives. Ensure you have installed a suitable archive extraction utility with which to extract the archive. The MD5 sum is available on the Download page for every archive. You should check the MD5 sum of the downloaded archive with a MD5 checking tool available on your platform.

Environment Prerequisites

Prior to installation ensure that your Operating System environment complies with the following:

  • Syncro SVN Client supports only official and stable Java virtual machine versions 1.5.0 and later from Sun Microsystems (available at and from Apple Computer (pre-installed on Mac OS X). For Mac OS X, Java VM updates are available at Syncro SVN Client may work very well with JVM implementations from other vendors but the eventual incompatibilities will not be solved in further Syncro SVN Client releases. Syncro SVN Client does not work with the GNU libgcj Java virtual machine. It is recommended to use Java virtual machine 1.6.0 or later for better performance.

  • The PATH environment variable is set to the most current Java VM installation.

  • References to older Java VM installations are removed from the PATH.