Can I install Jalview on a server?


Thank you to everyone who wrote letters of support last year for our application to the BBSRC, we should hear the outcome in the next couple of months.

We are now applying to the Wellcome Trust to renew funding to support Jalview's use in biomedical sequence analysis, including interpretation of genomic variation and long read RNA data (e.g. Nanopore) at the protein coding level. If you would like Jalview to continue to develop and be supported then please take a few minutes to write us a support letter saying how you use Jalview in your research/teaching.

Write as a PDF including your institution's heading and send to:
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Thank you!

Yes! Just remember to include the '-nodisplay' flag on the command line (and if in doubt, also include java -Djava.awt.headless=true to tell Java not to attempt to use the graphics environment)

For example:

java -Djava.awt.headless=true .. jalview.bin.Jalview -nodisplay -open ...

The latest version of Jalview should run fine on a server without a graphics environment, but some operations may fail. If you encounter problems, submit a bug report.

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