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Hercules is available through GitHub, a web-based hosting service for software development projects that use the GIT revision control system.

Obtaining Hercules on Windows


In order to get GIT on Windows properly, you need to download two things: MSysGit and TortoiseGIT.

Download and Install MSysGit
Download the latest TortoiseGit


Alright, first go through MSysGit installer and just set it up (its used as a base for TortoiseGit). then once you install MSysGit, launch the installer you just downloaded for TortoiseGit, you'll be prompted by a window similar to the following

framed|center framed|center|The next window is "Choose SSH Client", select "TortoisePLink", hit Next. framed|center|The next window is "Custom Setup", do not change anything unless you know what you're doing, hit Next. framed|center|We're done with the installation, that was easy, wasn't it?

Obtaining Hercules

Go to the folder where you want Hercules to be placed, right click and select "Git Clone..." framed|center in the URL field, type the following:

ensure the 'Directory' field is as desired, and hit 'OK' framed|center framed|center|Now Hercules is being downloaded Just wait for it to complete the download of your working copy and you'll be good to go.

Updating Hercules

Right-Click the folder where you downloaded your working copy and within the TortoiseGit menu, select "Pull..." as shown below framed|center On the following window just hit 'OK', and your working copy will update. |center|framed

Obtaining Hercules on Linux


  • Step 1:

rpm -Uvh

  • Step 2:

yum install --enablerepo=webtatic git-all

  • Step 3:

yum install --enablerepo=webtatic --disableexcludes=main git-all


  • Step 1:

apt-get install git

Obtaining a Working Copy

Type the following to create a Hercules working copy in your home (~) directory:

git clone

Updating a Working Copy

Type the following when inside your working copy:

git pull