Installing GlobalSight

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System requirements

Installing GlobalSight
3rd party comps: Windows | Ubuntu
GlobalSight: Windows | Ubuntu
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 application.

You can also install GlobalSight Desktop Icon, if needed.

Downloading GlobalSight software packages

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

To download the code:

  1. Go to the GlobalSight page on Sourceforge
  2. Select the zip file for your operating system. For example
  3. Unzip the file

Unzipping the file creates the following directories:

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

You can download our latest code as described on

Downloading Additional Applications

You can also download additional optional software for use with GlobalSight. For example, GlobalSight Desktop Icon, Web Service Test Tool, Adobe InDesign CS3/CS4/CS5/CS5.5 Converter, Microsoft Office 2003/2007 Converter and so on.

Installing GlobalSight

Install the components in 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. GlobalSight 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.