Groowiki is available as preconfigured binary packed in a zip file. This packaging aims to ease the first installation of groowiki, to help you get a jump start. To use this installation you should perform three steps:
The preconfigured version of Groowiki contains an Apache Tomcat 6.0.20, Groowiki configured to run inside it as a servlet and a local repository in the directory C:\groowiki\repository. The local repository contains sample files that you can see immediately on the web browser as you started groowiki after you pressed login (don't care the user name and the password field).
Groowiki preconfigured is definitely NOT aimed for professional, commercial use. This setup contains no security configured, and any localization you make could easily be overridden by an upgrage. Use this version solely to TRY groowiki in two minutes.
You need Windows installed, with JAVA 1.6 or later.
After you downloaded the ZIP file, extract the content of the ZIP file into c:\. Do not create the directory c:\groowiki, it will be created when you extract the ZIP file. Check that the content of your directory matches that of the screenshot.
To start Groowiki you have to double click the file c:\groowiki\bin\startup.bat. It will start the Tomcat server that runs Groowiki in a servlet. The Tomcat the package contains is preconfigured to run groowiki.
You will get a DOS window that runs Tomcat. DO NOT close this
window. Let it run as long you want to access Groowiki in your
experiements. After starting it you will see the text
INFO: Server startup in: XXXX ms
that means the server started. XXXX is the number of milliseconds needed to start the server. It can be a few seconds, but if it does not start in minute or so, there is some problem with your Java setup, or you use an extremely slow machine. Groowiki generally starts fast.
Start your browser and open the URL
This time you can login to Groowiki using any user name and password. This installation of Groowiki is NOT secured.
We also recommend that you experiment a bit with the repository using some SVN client program, for example TortoiseSVN.