This application requires Java 1.4.1 (or higher) and Ant 1.5.1 (or higher) in order to run properly.
Note: this application has been tested only under Windows2000.
Step1: download and install j2sdk following the instructions provided by Sun. Remember to set the environment variable JAVA_HOME;
Step2: download and install Ant following the instructions provided by the Apache Ant Project. Unless you (or your system administrator) are a security freak and you need a signature (PGP or MD5) for everything you download, you can simply grab the ZIP file. According to the Ant manual it is recommended to install Ant in a short path (eg.: C:\Ant). Remember to set the environment variable ANT_HOME;
Step3: download and unzip MnM2.zip in C:\Program Files\.
Note:When entering the path for JAVA_HOME or ANT_HOME just remember to specify only the base directory used for the installation and not the path for the binary files (bin).
Tip1: to set environment variables under Windows2000 select Start>Settings>Control Panel. From the Control Panel double-click on the System icon. Select Environment Variables... from the Advanced tab. A new dialog will appear. Choose New... from the System Variables group and insert the required information.
Tip2: to set environment variables under Linux edit the file
.bashrc in your home directory adding the following line:
To execute the application under Windows2000 there are different
Option1: open the Command Prompt, go to the directory where MnM has been installed and type "MnM2";
Option2: open Windows Explorer, go to the directory where MnM has been installed and double-click on the "MnM2.bat" icon;
Option3: follow Option2 and instead of a double-click on "MnM2.bat" perform a right-click on it and create a shortcut, so that you can place it on the desktop.
To execute the application under Linux simply open the console, go to the
directory where MnM has been installed and type "ant -buildfile Java\mnm2.xml"
In order to increase the speed of the application allow the Java
Virtual Machine to use more memory - at least half of the RAM - certain
plugins are very resource hungry!. You can accomplish this by editing
the file MnM2/Java/mnm2.xml and changing the value of the
option maxmemory in the execute target (to eg: 32m,
You can fine tune the way MnM behaves by modifying the configuration file MnM2/Java/mnm2.xml according to the comments included in the file itself and the documentation you can find in the Ant website.
During your first run with MnM it is essential that you spend some time to set-up the environment you are going to work with. To do this just open the Preference Dialog from the Settings>Preferences... menu.
The following is a step-by-step introduction to the basic functionalities of MnM.Step0: decide what to do (populate kb, mark-up documents or both);