Installing Wing

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Before installing Wing, be sure that you have installed the necessary prerequisites. If you are upgrading from a previous version, see Upgrading first.

Note: The installation location for Wing is referred to as WINGHOME. On OS X this is the name of Wing's .app folder.

Windows

Install Wing by running the downloaded executable. Wing's files are installed by default in C:\Program Files\Wing IDE 6.0, but this location may be modified during installation. Wing will also create a User Settings Directory in the location appropriate for your version of Windows. This is used to store preferences and other settings.

The Windows installer supports a /silent command line option that uses the default options, including removing any prior install of version 6.0 of Wing. If a prior install is removed, a dialog with a progress bar will appear. You can also use a /dir=<dir name> option to specify an alternate installation directory.

For Wing Personal the default install directory is instead named Wing IDE Personal 6.0 and for Wing 101 it is named Wing IDE 101 6.0.

Linux

Use the RPM, Debian package, or tar file installer as appropriate for your system type. Installation from packages is at /usr/lib/wingide6 or at the selected location when installing from the tar file. Wing will also create a User Settings Directory in ~/.wingide6, which is used to store preferences and other settings.

For more information, see the Linux installation details.

For Wing Personal the install directory is instead named wingide-personal6 and for Wing 101 it is named wingide-101-6.

Mac OS X

On OS X, Wing is installed simply by opening the distributed disk image and dragging to the Applications folder, and optionally from there to the task bar.