Jalview 184.108.40.206 Executable JAR (.jar) (41.7MB)|
Using the Executable JAR file
The Executable JAR file is an all-in-one Java library that contains the Jalview application and all of the supporting libraries that are needed to make it run.
Since it is only a Java library file, you will need a Java JVM to run Jalview using the executable JAR.
If you need to install a JVM please see the Installing on Unix Java 8 Required section for suggestions.
You can run the JAR with
java -jar jalview-all-220.127.116.11-j1.8.jar
As JAR files should be already associated with the
java binary often you might only need to double click on the JAR file in a file manager to open Jalview.
Whilst this is probably the easiest way to run Jalview on an exotic platform, there are some drawbacks to using the Executable JAR:
- File associations for, e.g., sequence files will not be set to link with Jalview.
- The JAR does not use Jalview’s launcher application which also checks for updates.