Getting Started with MessageForge

This document (as well as the others in this section) provide an introduction to MessageForge and how to use it within a project. For those that have already skimmed the documentation on this site, you may be asking yourself, what *exactly* does it mean to use MessageForge? These documents attempt to illustrate how one might install, integrate and leverage the power of MessageForge in a project.

To avoid overwhelming you (user, developer, or contributor) with unnecessary information, this document attempts to provide references to various documents depending upon your MessageForge interests. It is meant to provide you with a starting point that can be effectively used to get to the information you need without going through all of the documentation on the site, which might be a little overwhelming.

Overview of the Getting Started Documentation

Document Description
Download Before you can start using MessageForge in any form, you'll have to download the MessageForge distribution to your system (unless you plan on building MessageForge from source). This document provides links to the various distributions available.
Install After you have downloaded a distribution, you'll need to install it on your system before you can start using MessageForge (unless you plan on building MessageForge from source). This document provides step-by-step instructions on the installation process.
Use For those of you that have been referred to this document because you are trying to build a MessageForge-enabled project, this document will provide you with all of the necessary information required to build any MessageForge-enabled project.