Installation

Sparkle is a standalone Java application with graphical user interface written in JavaFX without any installation process.

Requirement

You need to have installed Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) JRE 1.8+. First, download JRE and install it if you do not have installed Java on your computer yet).

Sparkle Version

The latest Sparkle stable version is 6.3.0.

How to Install Sparkle:

  • On GNU/Debian Linux, it is possible to use the prepared Deb package.
    1. Download Download the latest DEB file (Debian package)
    2. On Debian Linux, install using command:
      dpkg -i sparkle_6.3.0-1_all.deb
    3. Start Sparkle by typing command: sparkle
  • On other platforms, use the ZIP file.
    1. Download Download the latest ZIP file
    2. Extract files from the downloaded archive using e.g. unzip or 7zip.
      unzip sparkle-6.3.0.zip
    3. Go into the created directory
      cd sparkle-6.3.0/
    4. Run Sparkle
      • by double-click on the file sparkle-6.3.0.jar
      • or by execution of command:
        java -jar sparkle-6.3.0.jar