Getting started


To start using the Zinc framework, do the following:

  1. Download the latest release for your OS and architecture.
  2. Add the folder with the binaries to PATH.
  3. Use the binaries via your favorite terminal.

The minimal Zinc framework consists of the three tools:

  • zargo package manager
  • znc Zinc compiler
  • zvm Zinc virtual machine

zargo can use the compiler and virtual machine through as subprocesses, so you will only need zargo to work with your projects.

For more information on zargo, check out this chapter.

The Visual Studio Code extension

There is a syntax highlighting extension for Zinc called Zinc Syntax Highligthing. The IDE should recommend installing it once you have opened a Zinc file!