Welcome to the latest release of the TopBraid Composer Installation page.
Extensive Help is provided within
TopBraid Composer (all editions) for both basic and advanced topics of use.
New users, e.g., during evaluation, will find the guidance provided
within the Help facility to be useful for particular tasks, but also as a quick
overview to become aware of and experiment with the extensive capabilities provided.
A Getting Started Guide
with hands-on exercises is also available.
Download TopBraid Composer 4.2.1
The system requirements for Composer are the same as for the
Eclipse 3.7.0 platform. Java 6 (Sun/Oracle SDK) is required.
TBC version 4.2.1 is configured for use with TopBraid EVN 4.2.1 and does not include a demonstration copy of TopBraid Ensemble.
Current version of TopBraid Ensemble is Flex-based release 3.6.1.
Later in 2013, TopQuadrant will release an updated HTML-based version of TopBraid Ensemble that will not require the Adobe Flex browser plugin.
Users interested in trying TopBraid Ensemble today should download TBC Maestro Edition 3.6.1 available here
1. New users: To experience all features of TopBraid Composer, we recommend the Maestro Edition.
2. For Mac OS X: Snow Leopard (10.6) or later is required.
3. For checksum click here.
4. For downloading previous version of Composer click here.
Installation Instructions for Windows
Either run the installer (.exe file) or unzip to a folder (.zip file). When unzipping into a folder, TopBraid Composer can be installed in any folder with write access.
Installing into the Program Files folder is not recommended, as some versions of Windows restrict access to this folder. Double-click the executable file named "TopBraid Composer".
Installation Instructions for Macintosh
Unzip the downloaded file to a folder. Double-click the application file named "TopBraid Composer".
Upgrading a Workspace form a Previous Installation
Please see the FAQ: How do I upgrade to the latest version of Composer?
TopBraid Composer can be used with Subversion (SVN) for version control of text-based projects. Composer supports the Subversive plug-in for Eclipse.
For licensing reasons, parts of the subversion system are not included in Composer installations. To complete SVN installation, a plug-in must be downloaded and installed in TopBraid Composer.
See instructions at Installing SVN.
Third Party Plug-ins
Following your installation you may want to install additional plugins provided by
other companies. See the 3rd Party Plug-ins page for details.