Livespaces is primarily written in Java, and will run in most environments with a Java 5 runtime. It has had the most testing on Microsoft Windows XP, but also has good support for Mac OS X (10.4 and later) and Linux.
The Livespaces source distributions come in three flavors:
Livespaces Core: The minimal set of components needed to develop applications that use the Livespace Entity Bus. This can be used to develop applications that use the Livespaces entity system for communications, but do not need the rest of the Livespaces environment. This does not include any user interface components.
Livespaces Environment: This is intended for collaborative groupware applications that need access to the Livespace Bus and core services, but which don’t need the entire Livespaces Smart Room infrastructure. Includes Livespaces Core plus the set of general services and applications that would be of use in most Livespaces usage scenarios, including the service browser and OSGi administration applet.
Livespaces Smart Room Applications: includes the Livespaces Environment plus all components needed to build a Livespaces Smart Room — Ignite, Livepoint, device controllers, etc. Use this if you’re planning to develop and deploy smart room applications and services.
If you’re not sure which distribution you want, and download size is not an issue, just get the Livespaces Smart Room distribution.
See the developers guide for information on how to develop with the Livespaces source distributions.
The binary installers contain ready-to-run binary versions of the Livespace Smart Room source distribution.
Windows Installer. Includes the option to install as a Windows system service.
Generic ZIP Install. Can be extracted and installed on any system.
- Livespace Documents Pack. The documents download contains a snapshot of Livespace developer’s wiki (also available online here) and the Javadoc API documentation (available online here).
You can find other available documentation on the Documents page.
See the installation instructions for information on how to install and run Livespaces.