ChiliMac is an interactive macro language implemented in 100% Java. It emphasizes ease of use and portability, while still providing several features for the power user.
It is built around XML (eXtensible Markup Language), which is a vibrant industry standard. This ensures compatibility with several third party tools and remarkable flexibility.
ChiliMac processes source documents, performs the specified actions and then generates output from the processed source documents.
ChiliMac currently lacks an automated installation procedure. This will be remedied in future versions. Until then, the following should serve as a guide to manual installation of ChiliMac.
Firstly, you must install a Java Standard Edition Runtime Environment 5.0 (1.5.0) or greater.
Next, you will need to download the ChiliMac binary (the JAR file) to a suitable location for your system. Finally, the tricky part, you have to manually integrate the ChiliMac binary into your system.
This varies greatly from system to system, but is generally achieved by creating a shell script or batch file and adding it to your system's path.
Alternatively, you can just run the ChiliMac binary from the command line as follows (where x.y.z is substituded with the actual version number of the JAR file):
java -jar chilimac-x.y.z-bin.jar