Installing Vital on the local machine has the advantage that it is possible to print and to save
user-created Haskell documents. (When run under Java Web Start, this is not possible.)
To install Java on a local machine and run it as a Java application:
When invoked in this way, user-created Haskell module files will be fetched from, and saved to,
- Create a new directory to hold the Vital installation.
bundle-2005-04-19.jar, about 950kB in size) and save it in the new directory.
- Unpack it into this directory by executing the command
jar -xf bundle-2005-04-19.jar
- The Vital system may then be invoked by executing the command
java -classpath . vital.Vital
If there is a file named
Startup.hs in the
sub-directory, then it will be loaded and displayed.
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