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The source is available as a tar file and comes complete with the GNU General Public License.

To build the application you will need a J2SDK 1.7+.

An Ant build file (build.xml) is provided, you will need to install Apache Ant first. Run ant to view usage which will display a list of useful build targets.

Jalview is primarily developed with eclipse, and a .project file is provided to simplify importing the source into your own eclipse workspace. A NetBeans nbbuild.xml file is also provided for developing Jalview with NetBeans - but this is not officially supported.

You may also be able to use Borland JBuilder to build Jalview. A JBuilder project file (JalviewX.jpx, JalviewApplet.jpx) for both application and applet is provided, but the library dependencies are almost certainly out of date. See the build.xml for current dependencies.

For more help, read the file doc/building.html


To run application... [ NOTE: when using the -classpath option with the '*' wildcard, the argument must be quoted to avoid shell expansion of the wildcard,

 ALSO, the wildcard MUST be as DIR/* and not DIR/*.jar etc or it will not be interpreted correctly ]

on Windows use:

 java -classpath "JALVIEW_HOME/lib/*;JALVIEW_HOME/jalview.jar" jalview.bin.Jalview

and on MacOS or Linux:

 java -classpath "JALVIEW_HOME/lib/*:JALVIEW_HOME/jalview.jar" jalview.bin.Jalview

Replace JALVIEW_HOME with the full path to Jalview Installation Directory. If building from source:

 java -classpath "JALVIEW_BUILD/dist/*" jalview.bin.Jalview



If you use a proxy server add

-Dhttp.proxyServer=YOUR.SERVER -Dhttp.proxyPort=YOURPORT

If the proxy server requires authentication, add

-Dhttp.proxyUser=USERNAME -Dhttp.proxyPassword=PASSWORD