- You'll need ZCS 3.0 or later, either Network or Open Source Edition.
- JDK 5
- Eclipse or other editors you are familiar with.
- Apache Ant for building example Zimlets bundled with ZCS source code. You can use the existing build.xml and just add your own zimlet for easy building and deployment.
- zip / unzip utility. Most Linux distributions come with /usr/bin/zip and /usr/bin/unzip. Windows XP has a built-in support for zip, but you can also use open source zip utilities like 7-Zip.