RobotBuilder is a Java program and as such should be able to run on any platform that is supported by Java. We have been running RobotBuilder on Mac OS X, Windows 7, and various versions of Linux successfully.
Locating the RobotBuilder .jar file
RobotBuilder is shipped as a .jar file (Java archive). In most cases you can simply double-click on the file in a graphical file browser for your operating system and it will start.
- For java users RobotBuilder is located in the sunspotfrcsdk/tools directory. This directory is in your user home directory, usually something like /Users/<username>/sunspotfrcsdk.
- For C++ users RobotBuilder is located in the C;\WindRiver\WPILib folder (shown in the example above).
Starting RobotBuilder from the command line
In some cases Java and your file browser might not be properly configured to run the .jar file by double-clicking. Simply type "java -jar RobotBuilder.jar" from the directory that contains RobotBuilder. Be sure to append the correct version number to the RobotBuilder name as shown in the example above.