Installing VAqua

Step 1: Verify System Requirements

Make sure your system satisfies the requirements listed in the Overview. In particular, if you are running macOS 10.10 (Yosemite), make sure you have updated the Java Runtime Support framework.

Step 2: Download

Download the JAR file here.

Step 3: Install

Copy the JAR file to a directory in your classpath.[1]

Step 4: Connect

Add code similar to the following to your main() method, ideally before anything that would initialize the UI.

if (System.getProperty("os.name", "").startsWith("Mac OS")) {
    UIManager.setLookAndFeel("org.violetlib.aqua.AquaLookAndFeel");
}

[1] VAqua may also be loaded by a custom class loader.