AsTeRICS Installation

If you are new to AsTeRICS, please read the Overview section first to know about important terms and programs.

The AsTeRICS provides installer for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX, but only on
Windows the full AsTeRICS suite is supported. On the other platforms the installer
only contains the ARE.

Windows

The installer for Windows (Setup_AsTeRICS_x_y_z.exe) contains the following programs:

Download

Please go to the download page and download the installer.

Installation Steps

  1. Start the setup file.
  2. You should see the welcome window. It informs you which version of the software
    you are installing. Click the button Next.

AsTeRICS Setup Wizard

Installation Path

Installation Path

In this dialogue window you can define the installation path that means you can
choose a folder, where Asterics should be installed. We suggest using the standard
installation path. Then Click the button Next.

Select Components

You can see the component selection window:

Installation Java Runtime Environment

AsTeRICS needs the Java Runtime Environment (>= Version 8). If
you have already installed the Java Runtime Environment on your computer, please
deselect this option and install only AsTeRICS.

Then, click the button Next.

Start Menu Folder

Define Start Menu folder entry
In the next dialogue window you can define the name of the start menu entry.You
can see the following window:

Start Menu Entry

Then, click the button Next.

Installation Progress

In the next dialogue window you can see the progress of the installation. It can take a
few minutes until the process is finished:

Installation Progress

Installation Finished

As soon as the installation is finisehd, you can see the following window:

Installation Finish

Finally, click the button Finish.

Desktop Short Cuts

On your desktop you will find the following links (short cuts):

ACS Startmenu Entry
ARE Startmenu Entry

These short cuts can be used to start ACS and ARE. Alternaively, you can start these
programs also from the Windows start menu, where additional liks to the Debug
version of the ARE (which displays debugging information in a console window) and
the AsTeRICS unistaller have been added:

Start Menu

Under Windows-start All Programs you will find the start folder AsTeRICS and
the start-files.

AsTeRICS Startmenu Folder

Mac OS X

The installer for Mac OS X (asterics-are-javaembedded-x.y.dmg) contains the following programs:

  • WebACS
  • ARE

It was tested on Mac OS X 10.9.1 (Mavericks) and has Java embedded.

Download

Please go to the download page and download the installer.

Installation Steps

  1. Double-click onto the .dmg file and follow the instructions.

Linux

The installer for Linux (asterics-are-x.y.deb) contains the following programs:

  • WebACS
  • ARE

It is compatible with Ubuntu, Debian and ARM/Raspberry Pi.
The installer was tested on Debian 16.04 LTS and Raspberry Pi 3 with Raspbian Jessie.

Download

Please go to the download page and download the installer.

Installation Steps

Install Java

You must install a Java Runtime Environment first.

The ARE runs with OpenJDK or Oracle Java, but Oracle is recommended due to better execution performance.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

Another possibility is to download the java package directly from oracle and install it: Oracle Java

Install AsTeRICS

sudo dpkg -i asterics-are-3.0.deb