We'll level with you: while bliss has been tested and was written using Linux, it hasn't been tested on every Linux distro, window manager and kernel version out there. But we're doing our best. We hope these instructions are specific enough to get you up and running. If you have any suggestions we'd love to hear them at our UserVoice forum.

Download bliss

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Install it

A Java runtime environment of version 1.6 or later is required to already be installed on the target machine. Assuming this is the case:

  1. Open a terminal
  2. Change directory to where the file was downloaded to
  3. Run:
java -jar bliss-install-20170510.jar

The installer is graphical. If you do not run a graphical environment, then a console version can be run by replacing the final step with the following command:

java -jar bliss-install-20170510.jar -console

Run it

There are a number of ways of running bliss:
  • From the desktop (if this was chosen while installing)
  • From your graphical environment's 'start menu' equivalent (if this was chosen while installing)
  • From the command line. From the directory in which bliss was installed, run
bin/bliss.sh