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===  Using GIT Version ===
 
===  Using GIT Version ===
  
The git version can always have the updated program. It is only recommended for advanced users and programmers. It has the advantage of providing automatic update button, unlike other version of the program. To install it on your computer, you must install and configure git. Once this is done, you can download PlayOnMac using the following command:
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The git repository will always have the latest version. It is only recommended for advanced users and programmers. It has the advantage of providing an automatic update button, unlike other versions of the program. To install it on your computer, first you must install and configure git. Once this is done, you can download PlayOnMac using the following command:
  
 
  git clone https://github.com/PlayOnLinux/POL-POM-4
 
  git clone https://github.com/PlayOnLinux/POL-POM-4
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{{Info|This command will download the program to your current folder. Consider making use of 'cd' before running the command to get to where you want the files to be downloaded to. }}Unlike packaged installation, this method won't install PlayOnMac system-wide
 
{{Info|This command will download the program to your current folder. Consider making use of 'cd' before running the command to get to where you want the files to be downloaded to. }}Unlike packaged installation, this method won't install PlayOnMac system-wide
  
{{Info|On Mac, the easier way to use the development version is to first deploy a stable version of PlayOnMac, then to replace /Applications/PlayOnMac.app/Contents/Resources/playonlinux folder with a clone of the git repository.}}
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{{Info|On Mac, the easier way to use the development version is to first deploy a stable version of PlayOnMac, then to replace the /Applications/PlayOnMac.app/Contents/Resources/playonlinux folder with a clone of the git repository.}}
  
 
=== Next? ===
 
=== Next? ===
 
Now that you have installed on your computer PlayOnMac, I suggest you to read our [[First Use| guide for first use of the software]] who will explain the basics to know to install and uninstall Windows programs with PlayOnMac.
 
Now that you have installed on your computer PlayOnMac, I suggest you to read our [[First Use| guide for first use of the software]] who will explain the basics to know to install and uninstall Windows programs with PlayOnMac.

Revision as of 20:30, 19 February 2016

PlayOnMac installs on your computer is extremely easy. All you have to do is follow these four small steps that are described in the following section.

Installation

  1. Go the download page PlayOnMac
  2. Download the latest version of PlayOnMac
  3. Once download, install 'PlayOnMac_X.XXdmg' 'on your desktop (double click on the file)
  4. You will find inside an uninstall software (to remove PlayOnMac your computer) and the software. You simply drag-and-drop it in your Applications

Using GIT Version

The git repository will always have the latest version. It is only recommended for advanced users and programmers. It has the advantage of providing an automatic update button, unlike other versions of the program. To install it on your computer, first you must install and configure git. Once this is done, you can download PlayOnMac using the following command:

git clone https://github.com/PlayOnLinux/POL-POM-4
This command will download the program to your current folder. Consider making use of 'cd' before running the command to get to where you want the files to be downloaded to.
Unlike packaged installation, this method won't install PlayOnMac system-wide
On Mac, the easier way to use the development version is to first deploy a stable version of PlayOnMac, then to replace the /Applications/PlayOnMac.app/Contents/Resources/playonlinux folder with a clone of the git repository.

Next?

Now that you have installed on your computer PlayOnMac, I suggest you to read our guide for first use of the software who will explain the basics to know to install and uninstall Windows programs with PlayOnMac.