Can I install Jalview on a server?


Jalview is free to end-users because of support from the UK's BBSRC and The Wellcome Trust

If you would like to see Jalview continue to be available 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:
support_jalview@bartongroup.org by Friday 19th October 2018.

Thank you all those who have already written such nice letters!

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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