This manual is an introduction to Legion 1.2 and is written for users with little or no previous experience with Legion. It explains the purpose, history, and design of Legion and gives a high-level view of Legion context space and an introduction to navigating and manipulating contexts. There are also instructions for logging in to an active Legion system. Users who need to install a new system or to start-up a previously installed system should consult the System Administrator Manual (See Downloading Legion 1.2). If you need more help please contact us (See Getting help).
There are three other Legion manuals, each aimed at a specific user, that can be consulted for more information. The System Administrator Manual provides information and documentation for administrators of Legion systems, including installing and running a Legion system, configuring security features, and managing resources. The Developer Manual provides information and documentation for programmers working in Legion and includes information about languages, libraries, core objects, and implementing new objects. The Reference Manual is a more specialized resource, providing detailed information about specific elements of the Legion system. There are also man pages for all Legion commands, included with the system files, and several on-line tutorials on the Legion web site (http://legion.virginia.edu).