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 ====== Installing ARCS.js ====== ====== Installing ARCS.js ======
 +**ARCS.js** is in its early stage of development. Therefore, the software is delivered for a development setup. ​
 ===== Dependencies ===== ===== Dependencies =====
-**ARCS.js** has several dependencies depending whether ​it is used for development or for deployment.+To run ARCS.js, you will have to setup an environment with several dependencies:​ 
 +  ​[[https://​nodejs.org/​|Node.js]]:​ command-line javascript engine and tools; 
 +  ​[[http://​git-scm.com/​|Git]]:​ a distributed version control system required by some tools. 
 +===== Environment setup ===== 
 +**Node.js** comes with a package manager that will help us to set up tools required to build ARCS.js and deploy ​it. Two tools will be needed:  
 +  * [[http://​gruntjs.com/​|Grunt]]:​ a task runner that will automate building steps; 
 +  * [[http://​bower.io/​|Bower]]:​ a package manager intended to the client side, that is to say to the web browser 
 +We will install these tools using **npm**, the package manager installed with node and download all remaining node packages needed by typing these three lines (in any *NIX platform):​ 
 +sudo npm install -g grunt-cli 
 +sudo npm install -g bower 
 +npm install 
 +Under windows, you can just drop the ''​sudo''​ part of the commands. 
 +Once this first step is completed, to setup the environment,​ two more actions will be needed: 
 +  - Install web dependencies;​ 
 +  - Build an operational version of ARCS.js. 
 +This is performed using grunt: 
 +grunt bower 
 +If everything happened free of errors, then **ARCS.js** should work out of the box. You can launch any example from the ''​tests''​ directory.