How to download and install RV

Complete installation instructions can be found in the RV documentation here.

This is a quickstart guide for new users.

1) Download RV from www.tweaksoftware.com on the Downloads page.

 

2) Install RV

Mac OSX:
Open the .dmg file. Drag the RV icon into the Applications directory.

Windows:
Windows Installer version:
Double click on the installer and follow instructions.

Windows Zipped version for manual installation:
Unzip the file, and place the RV directory where you want it.
The executables are in the bin subdirectory. The license goes in the etc subdirectory.

Linux:
Untar the file. The executables are in the bin subdirectory. The license goes in the etc subdirectory

3) Get a license

If you don't have a license we will need to generate one for you. If  you have one, skip this step. RV licenses depend on your MAC address, sometimes called a 'Physical Address' or 'Ethernet ID.' On the OS X you can find this number in your network preferences. On Linux and Windows, the easiest way to get the right number is to install and launch RV. The first time you launch RV on Linux and Windows, the license installer will run-and it will display the HostID. For OS X, find the Ethernet ID in Network Preferences and email the ID to Tweak. There are more istructions on finding your hostID here.

4) Install your license

When you receive a license, use the 'Add License' button on the license installer to browse to the license file. Then make sure you 'save' to record the license before you exit the installer. If you prefer to do this manually, on linux and Windows, you can simply copy the license into the rv/bin subdirectory and name it 'license.gto.'

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    J Howe

    How do you set a license server?

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    Jon Morley

    Hi Julia,

    You will want to click "Set License Server" in the Tweak License Installer:

    setlicenseserver.png

    Then enter the IP address and port of your license server and you should be set.

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    Kfiltranti

    Maybe I'm just not seeing it but there is no downloads page on the Tweak website. Can you provide a link that points directly there?

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    Jon Morley

    You will find it here:

    http://www.tweaksoftware.com/downloads

    Thanks,

    Jon

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    Nishith Singhai

    Hi,

          Does a license used in rv version 3.12.20 work with latest version of rv or will it need purchase of new license. ?

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    Jon Morley

    Hi Nishith,

    Any stand alone RV license is capable of running any version of RV that has been released before the updatesUntil date in the license file. If the version of RV you are trying to run was released before the updatesUntil date in your license, then it should still work. Otherwise you will need to get a new license.

    Thanks,
    Jon

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