Installation and system requirements

System requirements
Java 1.6u10+ is required to run the application. You can get a recent version from It is recommended that you have 1 Gb of memory, but GenomeView will work with less. Similarly it is recommended to have a dual-core or better processor, but GenomeView will work with less.

The most straightforward way to start GenomeView is by Java Webstart.


Clicking the above button will immediately launch the application.

Local installation
You can download the latest version from

Unpack the zip file to a directory and start the genomeview-.jar file. You can start this file either by double clicking the jar file or by issuing the following instruction at the command line.
java -Xmx1g -jar genomeview-<version>.jar,
where <version> is replaced by the appropriate version number.