Installing GlobalSight

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Installing GlobalSight
Installing Third-party Components for GlobalSight on Windows
Installing Third-party Components for GlobalSight on Ubuntu
Installing GlobalSight on Windows
Installing GlobalSight on Ubuntu
Installing the GlobalSight Desktop Icon

Setting up GlobalSight
Running GlobalSight Behind an Apache Reverse Proxy

Developing GlobalSight
GlobalSight Architecture
Getting the Code
Building and Deploying GlobalSight
GlobalSight Developer’s Guide
Setting up the Development Environment
Debugging GlobalSight
Designing the GlobalSight Adapters
GlobalSight Web Services API
Using the GlobalSight Web Services API Test Tool
Using the GlobalSight CVS Connector
Connecting to a CVS with the GlobalSight Desktop Icon

Upgrading GlobalSight
Comparing GlobalSight with WorldServer

Installing GlobalSight consists of downloading and installing the third-party software needed and then the GlobalSight core.

You can also install Desktop Icon, if needed.

Downloading GlobalSight

The first step is to download the software for your operating system - Windows or Ubuntu.

You can download for free from either of two places:

    • Register for free by clicking Create an account on the main GlobalSight page and log in
      Creating an account

    • Click Open-Source Software->Source Code
      Browsing Source Code

    • Select the zip file for your operating system. For example
  2. GlobalSight on Sourceforge

Unzipping the file creates the following directories:

  1. 3rd_party_software
  2. 64_bit_3rd_party_software (for Windows only)
  3. Aligner
  4. Converters
  5. DesktopIcon
  6. GlobalSight

Downloading Additional Applications

You can also download additional optional software for use with GlobalSight. For example Desktop Icon, API Test Tool, RTF Converter and so on.

To download additional software:

  1. Open
  2. Click Open-Source Software->Additional Software
    Browsing Additional Software

  3. Click Additional Applications

Installing GlobalSight

Install the components the correct order once you have downloaded the software.

Order Component Contents Instructions
1. Third-party software MySQL, JDK, JRE and so on Windows | Ubuntu
2. GlobalSight Core GlobalSight application Windows | Ubuntu
3. Desktop Icon Optional add-on application used by Project Managers Windows, Linux and Mac | Ubuntu Desktop and CentOS

You can also run GlobalSight behind a reverse proxy using Apache.

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