DownloadingAndInstallingFitNesse [add child]

Downloading and Installing FitNesse

It really takes very little time and effort to get FitNesse running on your machine.
  1. Go to and click on "Full Distribution". Save the to some directory. Let's call that directory root.
  2. Unzip
    • This should create a fitnesse directory below root with the following files and folders:
    • FitNesseRoot, README.txt, dotnet, license.txt, fitnesse.jar, run.bat,
  3. Now go to the root/fitnesse folder and double-click run.bat
    • If you have nothing running on port 80 on your machine, you should see a message similar to the following:
      • Fitnesse (date code) Started...
        • on port 80
        • using path '.'
        • using dir 'FitNesseRoot'
        • Not logging.
    • If you don't see this, check out FitNesseWontStart.
  4. Start up a browser and go to http://localhost
  5. The main FitNesse screen should come up. That's it. You're ready to start using FitNesse.

Learning More

If you have not yet done so, check out the TwoMinuteExample. To learn more about what FitNesse acceptance testing is all about, see AcceptanceTests. If you are ready to start creating FitNesse pages and test tables, check out EditingFitNessePages and CreatingTestTables.