Installing YT using the installer on Windows

To install YAKINDU Traceability (YT) run the installer which is called YAKINDU_Traceability_<Version>_Setup_x64.exe. A wizard will guide you through the installation. During the installation you will be asked to choose a folder where YT should be installed to.

Please note: Choose a folder for which you have write permission – installing to a write protected folder is not supported. You should not choose the Program Files folders (e.g. C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86)).

After installation you can launch YT using the Traceability shortcut in the start menu.

The installer will create file associations for YT snapshot files, so you can open YT snapshot files with a double click.

Installing YT from the distro file

To install YAKINDU Traceability (YT) as a stand-alone tool, unzip the distro file. A folder named YT is created on your disk. The YAKINDU Tranceability executable is residing in that directory. It is called YT.exe on Windows and YT on Linux or macOS. Execute it to start YAKINDU Tranceability.

Installing on MacOS X

YAKINDU Traceability is shipped as one archive, from which the YT application can be extracted manually. If the archive is extracted into the folder into which it was downloaded, Mac OS X puts the application into a sandbox mode. In the sandbox mode, the default workspace path and other settings are stored in a temporary location, which is removed on exit. This can lead to unexpected behavior of YT.

After moving the to another folder, YT can be started like other applications and asks for the workspace.

Installing on Linux

On Linux, some additional requirements need to be installed for YT to run.

Installing required packages

Depending on your Linux distribution and version, you might need to install additional packages for Webkit GTK and Java from your distribution’s repository (or elsewhere).

If the welcome page looks broken and asks you to configure webkitgtk, refer to Webkit GTK.

The easiest way to get a suitable installation and all dependencies installed, is by installing an eclipse by your distributions package manager. This will in general install Webkit, Java and other requirements.

Webkit GTK

On Linux, you might encounter certain user interface problems or display irregularities when working with Eclipse-based software, e.g., when viewing the welcome page. This is a general problem that can also affect YAKINDU Traceability. It is due to Eclipse on Linux needing specific versions of the libwebkitgtk library to function properly. Depending on your Linux distribution and version, you already have a suitable libwebkitgtk library installed or not.