OpenChrom Installation

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System Prerequisites

OpenChrom needs at least Java 7 to be runnable. It runs on the most used operating systems (Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix).

Minimum requirements:

  • Java 7
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 20 GB HDD
  • 1 GHz Processor




Windows (32bit)

Before running OpenChrom, an appropriate Java 7 (JRE) must be installed. It's very easy to install OpenChrom on a Microsoft Windows system. The downloads section (https://www.openchrom.net/download) lists appropriate setup files (x86 Installer). The installer checks automatically the currently installed Java version and updates to Java 7 if required. Please note also the information for updating an OpenChrom installation. If you have a 64 bit system, please proceed here.




Windows (64bit)

Please install an appropriate Java 7 runtime environment (JRE), before running OpenChrom.
The downloads section (https://www.openchrom.net/download) lists appropriate OpenChrom files for 64 bit systems (x86_64).
Please download and unzip the bundle. If Java 7 is installed already, OpenChrom can be started by using the executable "openchrom.exe".


Mac OS X

Before running OpenChrom, an appropriate Java 7 (JRE) must be installed.

Please note that there are some problems regarding Java 7 and Mac OS X at the moment.

After downloading (https://www.openchrom.net/download) and unzipping the appropriate OpenChrom version for your processor architecture (x86, x86_64 or ppc), OpenChrom can be started by running the openchrom.app binary.

If a failure occurs, please follow these instructions (http://openchrom.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/waiting-for-java7-on-mac-os-x-10-6-3-snow-leopard).



Linux

Before running OpenChrom, an appropriate Java 7 (JRE) must be installed.
Use aptitude or yum to install to install at least openjdk-7-jre. After downloading (https://www.openchrom.net/download) and unzipping the appropriate OpenChrom version for your processor architecture (x86 or x86_64), OpenChrom can be started by running the openchrom binary.

Installation of plug-ins

See Installation of data converters and other plug-ins