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WSC.Web Installation

This section describes how to obtain an install the WSC.Web application.

System requirements

The WSC.Web application is delivered as a web archive file ('war') to be easily deployed in a Servlet container.

  • Apache Tomcat 4.1, 5.0, 5.5 (recommended and tested: 4.1.31 and 5.5.17)
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.4.x, 1.5, 1.6 (recommended and tested: 1.4.2 and 1.5)

Installation

  • Download the latest version of the WSC.Web application here
  • There are many ways to deploy a web application that comes as a war file. The recommended way is:
    • Unzip the war file into an arbitrary directory on your host, afterwards called WSC_INSTALL_DIR.
    • Stop Tomcat
    • Create a context element file (go here for Tomcat 4.1 and here for Tomcat 5.5 documentation on contexts) for the unpacked web application and copy it to TOMCAT_4.1_HOME/webapps or TOMCAT_5.5_HOME/conf/Catalina/HOST/, respectively
    • Configure the WSC.Web application as described here
    • Start Tomcat
  • Open the WSC.Web application URL (http://HOST:PORT/WEBAPPNAME) in your favourite browser to see if everything works fine