Getting Started (Windows)


Download and install Java Development Kit version 1.8 or higher (e.g.

(NOTE: After installing JDK, do set JAVA_HOME)

IMPORTANT: On Windows 7 Professional we encountered issues with JDK 1.6.0_17 re the Wildcard/Regexp Library, which caused that the resource configuration map of realms were not working properly. By upgrading to JDK 1.6.0_33 the problems disappeared.

Download Yanel

Download Yanel source code.

Install Yanel

Install from source:

  • Start a new Command Shell "cmd" (Start - > Execute and enter "cmd")
  • Change into Yanel source directory (e.g. cd C:\....\yanel-trunk)
  • Run script "build.bat quick-start"
  • Run script "yanel.bat start" (or "start-yanel.bat") to start Yanel as a server
  • (Run script "yanel.bat stop" (or "stop-yanel.bat") to stop Yanel as a server)

Use Yanel

Start your prefered Browser, enter the URL http://localhost:8080/yanel/ and start using Yanel either as author, integrator or developer.

To edit pages served by Yanel one can also use third-party editing tools such as for example Yulup.


Please note that the javadocs are not being generated on Windows, because of too long file names.

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