Install Renew 4.0
Using Renew requires a Java 11 (or higher) runtime environment (JRE) or development kit (JDK). You can get it from Oracle or from Adoptium. For the installation of Java we refer you to the instructions there.
The quickest way to using Renew is to download the base package
java -p .:libs -m de.renew.loader guiHowever, when you are using Windows as operating system you have to type the following into the command line interface:
java -p ".\;libs" -m de.renew.loader gui
Install the base package
After you downloaded the base package
The base package contains install scripts for Unix, Win and Mac systems.
These are located under
The disk image (DMG) offers several advantages over the zip archive.
The AppleUI Plugin is already installed and the Application will
automatically register Renew file types for convenient handling,
adapted icons and more.
If you want to use the provided scripts (i.e. to make and compile stubs)
you can still run the installrenew script, which is located
in the folder
Install the Source package
Building Renew from source requires a Java compiler (javac, part of the JDK).
We use Gradle as our build tool,
which will automatically take care of all dependencies. You do not even have to
have Gradle installed, as the source package comes with its own Gradle wrapper.
See the file
The build process is specified in the file
Now you can start Renew like described in the quick start section.
However, you will now either have to navigate into the
If you want to setup Renew in an IDE, we recommend using JetBrains'
IntelliJ IDEA. It
natively supports a multi-project build, which Renew is. You can easily load
the project by importing the root
Last modified: Thursday, 28 April 2022 at 06:48 UTC by firstname.lastname@example.org