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Before installing Wing IDE, 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 IDE is referred to as WINGHOME. On OS X this is the name of Wing's .app folder.

Windows

Install Wing IDE by running the downloaded executable. Wing's files are installed by default in C:\Program Files\Wing IDE 5.0, 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 5.0 of Wing IDE. 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.

Linux

Use the RPM, Debian package, or tar file installer as appropriate for your system type. Installation from packages is at /usr/lib/wingide5 or at the selected location when installing from the tar file. Wing will also create a User Settings Directory in ~/.wingide5, which is used to store preferences and other settings.

For more information, see the Linux installation details.

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.

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