DOCUMENTATION: System Requirements

Requirements (standard version)

The following is required to run LJ-SEC:

  • A Windows-compatible personal computer with:
    • .NET Framework Version 2.0, or 3.0 installed
    • Internet Explorer 5.0
    • OS: Windows NT 4.0 with SP6A; Windows 98; Windows ME; Windows 2000; Windows XP; or higher
    • Hardware: 90Mhz CPU or higher; 64MB RAM or higher
  • All Livejournal posts must be converted to Unicode. If you run this program and get syncing errors, please visit here to convert your journal to Unicode.

    Checking for the .NET Framework

    You can check to see if you already have the .NET Framework 2.0 installed by clicking Start on your Windows desktop, selecting Control Panel, and then double-clicking the Add or Remove Programs icon. When that window appears, scroll through the list of applications. If you see Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 listed, you do not have to reinstall it.


    Get the .NET framework

  • Install the .NET Framework 2.0 from Microsoft Windows Update.
  • Choose 'Custom' and find the item '.NET Framework 2.0'. Check the checkbox next to the item and click 'Install Updates'.
  • After installing, your computer may need to be restarted.

    Get Internet Explorer 5.0

  • The latest version of Internet Explorer is available from Microsoft Windows Update.

    Requirements (Mono fork)

    The Mono fork has been suspended at version 0.56 due to lack of interest, but if you want to try it out...

  • Source code is provided that should be able to be compiled in Mono version 1.2.
  • You can get the Mono compiler here.
  • The Mono fork contains all LJ-Sec features, except no provision is available for previewing posts.
  • The Mono fork is in *alpha* stage. It was tested using SharpDevelop 2.0 under x86 Windows; cross platform tests however have not been fully accomplished at this time.
  • Please use gmcs for compiling Mono.

    Stand alone executable

  • Mono users may also wish to try the stand-alone executable in the downloads section. Your preview will be rendered in plain-text, but everything else should work. :)
  • Copyright © 2006 Chad Gould