The following steps explain how to install and use a standalone LimeDS instance. We assume you already have the latest Java JRE installed (we recommend JRE 8u101 or newer).
Step 1: Download and install LimeDS
Visit the download page on the LimeDS website to get a hold of the latest LimeDS binary distribution. To install, just extract the archive file to a location on the host machine.
Step 2: Start the framework
Go to the location where you've extracted the LimeDS binary archive. Start the framework by executing
./start on Linux or
start.bat on Windows. You should see the following output:
By default the LimeDS instance will bind to port 8080. To modify the port to be used, open the
felix-cfg/config.properties file with a text editor and set the
org.osgi.service.http.port variable to the desired value.
Step 3: Develop your first Slice using the Visual Editor
A basic tutorial on how to use the Visual Editor to create a basic Slice can be found here.