LimboMedia is build with Java and uses Ffmpeg and ImageMagick for media handling, so you'll need these tools as requirements. Depending on your OS/Distribution you might use your package manager, compile from source or get the binaries from somewhere else. Some version notes:
LimboMedia itself is kind of "portable". Just get, unzip, run "java -jar limbomedia.jar" and visit http://localhost:8000. That's it. Simple as hell.
To make it even easier, here's the fast-track for our favorite distribution ArchLinux and the highly popular Ubuntu.
pacman -S unzip wget jre8-openjdk-headless ffmpeg imagemagick
sudo apt-get install wget unzip default-jre-headless imagemagick
wget http://files.limbomedia.net/limbomedia-2.8-bin.zip unzip limbomedia-2.8-bin.zip cd limbomedia java -jar limbomedia.jar
wget http://files.limbomedia.net/limbomedia-2.8-bin-linux64.zip unzip limbomedia-2.8-bin-linux64.zip cd limbomedia java -jar limbomedia.jar
We're using the specific linux version (containing ffmpeg), since ubuntu comes with a pretty poor avlib/ffmpeg package. Please adapt if you're on 32bit.
Visit the advanced configuration guide for custom configuration and startup options.
FFmpeg and ImageMagick alternative setup & static builds
If you don't want to use your package managers FFmpeg and ImageMagick, cause the packages are old or don't exist, you may use static builds or other packages. To use with LimboMedia make sure they're either in your PATH or placed in the INSTALLATION_DIR/tools/ffmpeg or INSTALLATION_DIR/tools/im directory.
We cannot test LimboMedia on every kind of operating systems or distributions out there. Basically it should run wherever there's Java, FFmpeg and ImageMagick.
If you're running LimboMedia in an environment not mentioned above, please let us know. It'd be nice to get some feedback and maybe a detailed install-guide to put it on this page. Thanks!