Installing Entrance on OS X

Entrance requires Java JRE 1.6, which comes bundled with Snow Leopard.

To install Entrance on a Macintosh computer, simply drag the Entrance application icon to your Applications folder from the folder that appears when you open the Entrance DMG file.

If you choose to purchase Entrance, copy and paste the serial number you receive into the "Set serial number..." dialog.

If you are running OS X Server you already have MySQL installed. If not, installing a MySQL server is very easy. MySQL provides two PKG files that do most of the work for you, which you can download for your Mac architecture (PPC or i86) from the developers section of the MySQL web site, http://mysql.com/. You simply install the server PKG and the startup item PKG., restart your system, and the server will be running.

Next you will want to connect to the server. Instructions are here.

Installing Entrance on Windows

Entrance requires Java JRE 1.6 or later to run on Windows. The Entrance EXE checks to see if you have it, and if not, directs you to http://java.com/ for a download.

Once you have Java installed, download, unzip and run the Entrance EXE, and it will create the system folder it needs. When you purchase Entrance, copy and paste the serial number from the email you receive into the "Set serial number..." dialog.

Download a MySQL server for your system from the developers section of the MySQL web site, http://mysql.com/.

Next you will want to connect to a server. Instructions are here.

Installing Entrance on Solaris, Unix and Linux Systems

Install Java JRE 1.5 or later if you don't already have it, then unzip the Entrance download file. On many systems you can double click the Entrance jar icon to start the program. You can also start Entrance using the command: "java -jar (path to the program directory)/entrance.jar". Run the program, then open the Tools menu and select the serial number in the "Enter serial number..." dialog.

MySQL Community version is bundled with many distros. If you can't find it, look for your system in the developers section of the MySQL web site, http://mysql.com/.

Next you will want to connect to a server. Instructions are here.

Questions?

Questions? Problems? Visit the Entrance Google Group or contact us at
 support (at) dbentrance (dot) com
for answers. We maintain an Entrance FAQ that may be helpful, too.