Flare 2020 System Requirements

 Article #: IAR1030F  Product: Flare   Version: 2020


The following is the listing of system requirements to run MadCap Flare 2020.

Full Description:

An Internet Connection is required to download certain components of the Requirements (.NET Framework).

  • 8 GB memory (RAM)
  • 1.4 GB available hard drive space
  • Windows 10, 32 or 64 bit, including all required updates
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
    • Servers hosting WebHelp Plus or Server-Based HTML5 also need .NET Framework
  • Source Control integration supports: Team Foundation Server 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, or 2018
    • Subversion 1.5.3, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 or 1.9, Git 1.9.4 and Perforce Helix Core 2014.1, 2015.2, 2018.2
  • Git integration using Git.exe requires version 2.21 and higher.
    • Git.exe is not required for Git integration but provides improved performance
    • Note: 32-bit Git.exe is required with 32-bit Flare

  • Equation rendering requires Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 7.51 or OpenJDK 1.8
  • Building targets using Elasticsearch locally on your machine requires Java Development Kit (JDK) version 1.8 (64-bit)
    • Servers hosting Elasticsearch also require JDK 1.8 (64-bit) (or OpenJDK 1.8), IIS, and .NET Core 3.1.0 Hosting Bundle
  • Support of EPS images requires Ghostscript
  • SharePoint integration supports: SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and 365
  • Adobe FrameMaker 7 through 2019 (for Import of FrameMaker content)
  • WebHelp output and HTML5 outputs support the following browsers:
    • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, and Internet Explorer 11 and newer
  • Skin Editor requires IE 11 or newer on the system


Note: We recommend a hard drive speed of 7200 rpm or above for optimum performance and reduced compile times

MadCap products currently require Microsoft Windows. Several users have installed Windows on their Macs using programs that enable them to run Windows. The system requirements remain the same for the version of Windows running on a Mac.



Last updated:

May 4, 2020


Steven Moreno

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MadCap QA