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                     19: <h5 class="page-header">Installation</h5>
1.14      marnanel   21: <p>Archangel is still under development, so don't expect anything to work. This software is currently only provided for testing. It has only been tested under Firebird, not classic Mozilla ("Seamonkey"). Please let me know about your installation successes and failures.</p>
1.3       marnanel   22: 
1.12      marnanel   23: <p>How to install:</p>
1.8       marnanel   24: <ol>
1.14      marnanel   25: <li>Read <a href="">the General Public Licence</a>, under which Archangel is distributed, and agree to its terms.</li>
1.8       marnanel   26: <li>Start Mozilla. If you're running under Unix, <strong>you must start Mozilla as root</strong> the time you install Archangel. You're installing new software, after all. (The only exception is when Moz was installed under your own UID-- but if this applies to you, you probably already know about it.)</li>
1.6       marnanel   27: 
1.12      marnanel   28: <li><b>Then</b> return to this page, and install Archangel by clicking on this picture:
1.3       marnanel   29: 
1.14      marnanel   30: <div align="center"><a href="#" onclick="triggerURL('');"><img src="broken-wing.jpg" alt="[Install Archangel]" width="200" height="267"></a></div></li>
1.3       marnanel   31: 
1.14      marnanel   32: <li>Then</b> restart Mozilla as an ordinary user. (Unix users shouldn't attempt to use Archangel as root, not only for the ordinary security reasons, but also because it messes up cache file ownership.)</li>
1.3       marnanel   33: 
1.14      marnanel   34: <li>Mozilla will now understand the "rgtp" protocol.
1.8       marnanel   35: 
1.12      marnanel   36: <p><b>The first time you run Archangel</b>, it will need to download the whole RGTP index from the server. For a large server, such as GROGGS, this may take several minutes. At present, Archangel prints status messages while it's doing this to standard output. (Sooner or later, we'll add a status dialogue.) This only needs to be done once, and it'll happen automatically the first time you connect to a server. Other than the status messages, Mozilla will appear to lock up.</p>
1.8       marnanel   37: 
1.12      marnanel   38: <p>Get started by trying one of these addresses:<br>
                     39: <a href="rgtp://">rgtp://</a> (the main GROGGS server)<br>
1.15    ! marnanel   40: <a href="rgtp://">rgtp://</a> (the test GROGGS server, which will be faster to load, but contains test junk instead of discussions)</p>
1.12      marnanel   41: </li>
1.8       marnanel   42: 
1.12      marnanel   43: </ol>
                     45: <p>Archangel is a very basic client at present-- for example, it's not yet capable of posting.
1.3       marnanel   46: Until it's more advanced, you might also want to
                     47: use <a href="/other-clients.html">another client</a>, such as
1.13      marnanel   48: <a href="">Yarrow</a> or <a href="">GREED</a>.</p>
1.3       marnanel   49: 
1.12      marnanel   50: <p>Many thanks to <a href="">Firinel</a> for the photograph.</p>
1.7       marnanel   51: 
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